Fake it until you make it!

Believe it or not Rambam says something very similar to this. He actually says: “Act the way you wish to be and you will become that way.”

Speak and act as if you are joyful (kinder, serene etc…) and over time you will become more joyful etc… Some people need to act as if for longer periods of time before it becomes automatic and spontaneous. Then they integrate this way of thinking,speaking, and acting.

The reality is that as soon as you can act as if you have this positive quality, you really and truly have the ability to do it. This behaviour pattern is now stored in your brain, and your brain is always with you.

From ‘Building your self-image and the self-image of others (Rabbi Pliskin)’

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