At one time or another you’ve probably let the word “yes” slip out before you really knew what you were saying.
“Have you ever been to…”
“Do you like…”
“Can you make a…”
Fear of embarrassment or the desire to be bigger than we actually are can cause us to pretend to be something we’ve never been.
Yep, you’ve been fake.
Admittedly so have I.
There have been time when I told someone that I was capable of doing something that I really wasn’t. Then I was left to agonize about how I was going to get the project done or the task completed.
Why don’t we just say, “No, I don’t know how but I can give it a try.”
My first pair of new Jordan basketball shoes were fake.
Patent leather, black and blue with white soles. They looked amazing, but they were fake. From the distance you couldn’t tell but the closer you got to the shoe the more obvious it was. It was only a short time before the pressure of a pick up basketball game caused the shoe to show its true self. It started to fall apart leaving me angry that I had been duped. Even more angry that I could have severely injured myself from using a phony.
Is there an area of your life where you need to stop being fake?
Developing the courage to say, ”I don’t really know but I’m trying to find out,” will lift a huge weight off your shoulders. It might save others from hurt and heartache too.