You know that saying ‘fake it til you make it?’ What does that even mean? I guess it can be interpreted however anyone wants to interpret it. Seems like it’s more of an attitude and not actually going out and faking it until you make it. I could be wrong. Who knows. I think that’s the great thing about the saying though, you can interpret it however you want to.
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to ‘make it.’ For everyone it looks different. It could be becoming a millionaire. Or having a successful business. Or graduating college. Or buying a house. Or landing your dream job. Or becoming famous. It can literally be so many different things for so many different people and look so different. Sometimes it’s the big things that let you know you made it and sometimes it’s the little things. Making it is literally what you make of it.
Making it also comes in waves from completing goals set along the way to make it. So say your idea of making it is having a successful business. The first goal is bringing your business idea to life. Once that’s complete, you’ve made it and you are on your way to the next step – landing your first customer. After completing that goal, you’ve made it again. On to the next step – having a successful business. Your first customer loves your business and raves about it to a friend, who tells her mom, who tells her coworker, and before you know it your business is booming. You have made it. Made it to the end goal.
For me, making it came in many small successes in life that most people take for granted. The first time, graduating high school. I really never thought I’d make it. I was a teen mom and it wasn’t easy. Then I went to college a few years later. Never thought that to be possible either. Buying a call all by myself and never missing a payment (I lost my job 2 months after I got it). Buying a house, a permanent place for my kids to grow up (we moved a lot growing up). So many average things that people take for granted were my big goals, my making it moments in life.
I know my ideas of making it are basic. They are normal average things for most people to obtain, but not for me. I worked my ass off to complete and obtain everything I have. One persons idea of making it may look different than yours, but it doesn’t mean it’s any less valuable. The feeling you get when you feel like you finally made it is unmatched. The weight lifts. The joy overwhelms. The happiness flows. Don’t ever take that away from someone, yourself included because you feel like it’s not good enough or big enough.
Don’t fake anything. Don’t pretend to be anything you’re not. Get up every day and push yourself to keep going. Your end goal, you making it is right around the corner. Everything you’ve ever wanted or dreamed of is attainable if you set your mind to it and give it everything you’ve got. You can do this.