■ You’re faking it when you pretend to be something you’re not … like an extrovert or a people pleaser, or you’re trying to shoehorn yourself into any role that isn’t who you are naturally.
■ It’s also faking it when you build a persona around a role, and the identity you think it demands … whether that’s for your clients, employees, investors, the board, or your spouse and children.
■ And, you’re faking it when you think you have to endure and carry on doing things that aren’t a fit and match for you … whether these things once were something that interested you, or something you never should have done in the first place.
“There are 6 billion people in the world and every single one is a diamond in some stage of being polished. Life is either going to polish you up or grind you down. And the difference between the two lies in how much hope you have, how much faith you have in the fact that you do carry something special on the inside… that’s waiting to get out. Many give up, not knowing they were only 10 minutes from triumph.”