My post on Inc. yesterday, “Why You Want to Feel Fake Sometimes,” began
Why You Want to Feel Fake Sometimes
Meaningful change means feeling fake in the process. If you grow, you want that feeling.
Why would anyone want to feel fake?
WhenÂ wouldÂ you want to feel fake?
Developing leadership skills means developing as aÂ person, not just gaining facts, as inÂ traditional classroom education. You change how everyone sees you and how you see everyone.
You change as a person, in other words.
While in limbo
While changing, you used to be person 1Â and expect to become person 2. As person 1Â you knew what brought you reward. You knew how to enjoy life.
As person 2,Â you expect to know what environments, beliefs, and behaviors will bring you reward so you expect to know how to enjoy life.
In between, you don’t know how much of 1Â you will retain or discard, nor do you know what new things 2Â will require. So you’re in limbo as a Frankenstein’s monster of mixed environments, beliefs, and behaviors, some of which resonate with each other, others of which strike discord.
You feel fake.
What feeling fake means, in transition
But that fakeness is an essential part of meaningful personal change.
Read the rest at Why You Want to Feel Fake Sometimes.
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