Is “Fake it until you make it” Actually Good Advice?

Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson
3 min readSep 13, 2018
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“Fake it until you make it”

I’ve always been troubled by this seemingly deceptive piece of advice.

In literal translation, it’s urging one to pretend like everything is okay — like you know what you’re doing — until it actually happens.

Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

Digital Advertising Professional, Writer, Runner, and soon-to-be Mom. I write about work, relationships, culture, and life in general. Twitter: @lindseyruns