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Fake it till you make it?

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Fake it till you make it

This little phrase has recently bothered me. Maybe I shouldn’t let a phrase bother me but here is yet again another opinion that I have stirring up inside of me.

Anything that says “fake it” at the beginning of it bothers me. This is probably because I’ve “faked it” a lot of my life. 

I’ve faked happiness. I’ve faked opinions to make others happy. I’ve basically hidden myself away for years to please pretty much anyone who didn’t agree with me.

I don’t want to fake it till I make it. I want to show people my struggles…so when I come out on top everyone around me can see the struggle that got me to where I am today.

I think that’s why I am so open these days. I’m open to tell people my mistakes. I’m open minded. I’m open to accepting others and he mistakes that they have made. I’m open to trying new things. I’m open to experiencing new things. I’m just a lot more open to life.

That doesn’t mean I’m a completely different person. At all. I’m still me. I’m still Lexie. The same exact Lexie I have always been. I am just a Lexie that has grown. That has learned a lot of extremely hard lessons. And the Lexie that is constantly growing and learning from really tough lessons. Some lessons I’ve gotten myself into…and that’s okay.

I heard once that their are “evolving people”…they described these people as people who are constantly changing through their lives. I don’t think we can put only certain people in that category. I think we all exist in that category. I think we all evolve as we grow older. We aren’t the same at 20 as we are at 25…we aren’t the same at any age as we were another…because as we age…we evolve. Mentally and physically of course. 

I believe we all grow in different forms and in different ways. 

I find it mind blowing that every single human is different. That we each individually have our own brain. Our own opinions. Our own views. Our own beliefs. 

None of us should have to “fake it till we make it.” 

We should be real. We should be loving. We should be open. 

But, who am I to say what we should be? I’m no where near perfect. I am however, happy with who I am becoming. I am so happy I don’t have to fake it. Im happy to become open with everything I’ve been through and learned and am still learning. I’m happy with the beautiful, fun, open, caring, spaztastic women I have become. 

I can’t wait to see what all I learn and grow from in the future. I can’t wait to see what else I learn from this crazy, beautiful, and colorful life. 

I hope one day more girls can grow up to be more confident in themselves and really learn to love themselves. And learn to except themselves and stop judging their past mistakes and letting their past mistakes define you. Because they don’t define you.

So, make mistakes. Learn from those mistakes. And move on. Love yourself. Stay beautiful. And rock the heck out of your life. Own it. Because this is the ONE life you get to live. It’s too short not to rock every second like it’s your last.

Here’s to being real. Here is to less fake and more real. 

Keep smiling ladies. And gents of course. 

Thanks for reading,

Lex

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  1. I think there’s a time an place for everthing. I think you can fake it till you make it as long as it doesn’t drain on you or your soul. If you’re faking it in an area you enjoy, and it’s just happening till you can gather more knowledge, I don’ think thats a bad thing! I think when you’re not true to yourself is when it’s harmful. Great post!

  2. I’m with Mar, I think that if someone is trying something for the first time, something they love or feel is their larger purpose, then they might not have it all figured out the first time they do it. So to dig into courage, to move forward even though they aren’t an expert … I think that’s beautiful, and brave, and courageous, and I’m guessing most people have “faked it” to a certain degree.

    1. Thanks for reading and for your feedback<3 I have always hid my true self. I am tired of it and being real and open is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

  3. I have always looked at this phrase differently. To me it means to fake the confidence until you believe in yourself. That sometimes we doubt our ability – even though we know are stuff and are prepared – in that sense fake the confidence (you are ready!). Then as the success build, the confidence will come.

  4. I loved reading your take on the phrase. I take the phrase in a completely different way. For me, it means don’t wait until you’ve perfected something, don’t be discouraged when you’re inexperienced, and don’t worry about looking stupid.

    1. Thanks for sharing your perspective! That makes complete sense and I agree with that outlook as well! 🙂 thanks for sharing <3

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