Happy April Fools Day!! Welcome to the day first day of the second quarter and the day designed to intentionally deceive and play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Fooling Yourself or simply Faking It Til You Make It! I often here people boast about keeping it real! They take joy in acknowledging their current situation and just call things as they are! I also hear people often talk about being realistic or facing “reality”, coming to the conclusion that somehow if you face your current reality you will have an idea of how far you can really go…. My problem with that, is your current reality has nothing to do with where you can possibly go! People spend so much time on what is not going right that they close their minds to the many possibilities that do exist! Fool YOURSELF!! What you say to yourself is the most important conversation that you will ever have! Whatever you want to be, begin telling yourself you are that already! If you tell yourself something enough times you will eventually begin to believe it! You’ve done it before unconsciously, when you started placing limitation on what you can and can’t do! So why not use that same power for good? FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT! You are whatever you say you are! Begin today to be GREAT!!!
“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.”
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.”
-Francis Bacon, Sr.
“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
“Be who you want to be, do what it takes to be that way, and in time, you will have what you want in life.”
-Darren L Johnson
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
-St. Francis of Assisi