When I shared my thoughts on “Fake until you make/become it”, I summed it as follows:
Instead of being a “fake”, I rather make it clear where I want to get to, get help, and give help on my way there!
At a recent update to my Now page a few weeks ago, I’ve included the following:
“I am studying Angular (version 9, at this point). For the last 2 and a half years, I had been mostly using React on the front-end. I had some previous experience with the old AngularJS and decided to take a look at the current version of Angular to see where it stands. In the process of learning, I’m building a little sample inspired by “Your Life in Weeks”. I’m also building a small proof-of-concept for a feature that can be very valuable to my current client. So far, I’m enjoying this version of Angular.”
Not 5 minutes go by and I receive the following message on Facebook, from an old buddy with whom I hadn’t spoken to in 5 years!
Not only was I made aware of a good old friend who’s willing to help with something that’s currently important to me, but also had the chance to catch up. Double win!
While I’m at it, let me share one of my favorite TED Talks: Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking.
So, after asking yourself “What Can/Will I do about it?”, move on to the next question:
Who do I know that can help me with this? – James Clear