Nº210 – Fake it 'til you make it | Stubborn Optimism for 2021 & Beyond


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Nº210 – Fake it 'til you make it | Stubborn Optimism for 2021 & Beyond
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #210 • View online
How’s your weekend so far? I opted to play catch-up a bit today & took strides to get ahead as I’ll be traveling early next week.
And, if you think you’ve seen this subject line before, you’re right. Back in Feb 2019, I asked: “Fake it ’til you make it or grit it ‘til you get it?” It was about, Angela Duckworth’s basic formula:
talent x effort = skill
skill x effort = achievement
I have my same sentiment of preferring grit over faking it but this week recycling the headline seemed appropriate as I saw several articles recently riffing on this idea:
A quote of Kwon’s worth sharing as 2020 begins to wind down with its emblematic uncertainty and ubiquitous obstacles:
“Hope is not just a feeling; like love, it is a practice. It is a verb. It is action.”
Like both linked articles above posit: mind over matter, simply does matter. Especially when it comes to optimism and hope. To me, the real secret sauce is that this mindset isn’t solely your own subconscious, hope is contagious too.
So, if you’re anything like me and trying to bunny hop over the last two months of 2020, don’t forget to keep your chin up going into 2021 and influence those around you too.
Everything that ailed us, assailed and derailed us in 2020 won’t evaporate on Jan 2021 and there won’t have a snowball’s chance in hell for us without believing that 2021 can be marvellous.
as always, thank you for reading,
Header image this week by Tom Jamieson for Brooks England.
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