“Fake it ’til you make it”[sic]
— Aristotle, Marilyn Monroe, et. al.
“Fake it ’til you make it” (also called “act as if”) is a common catchphrase that means to imitate confidence so that as the confidence produces success, it will generate real confidence. …
The phrase is similar to Aristotle’s notion that acting virtuous will make one virtuous. The phrase was introduced into modern language in the late twentieth century.
“Jeff Pritchard, self-acclaimed futurist…”
— Jeff Pritchard