Elevate the Mindset of “Fake it Until You Make it”

Dated: March 24 2023

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Elevate the Mindset of “Fake it Until You Make it”

 

In addition to inspiring and motivating the agents at Libertas Real Estate, Justin Thorstad is always encouraging people to seek the best versions of themselves through the very same practices he uses to achieve his goals and continue to become his best self. One way he does this is through simple and to-the-point motivational videos he shares via social media. In a recent one, he tackles the topic of the much used saying: “Fake it until you make it.”

 

Thorstad believes mindset is everything but believes that this particular construct is subpar to what he thinks the phrase should be: “Be it and then you’ll see it.” He explains that if “you be it until you see it,” people can alter their state of being, which is how they think and feel throughout each day. 

 

“We literally become what we think about and feel all day long,” he says, asking: “What is the state you desire to cultivate, to evoke and to maintain?”

 

Thorstad suggests that the “fake it until you make it” approach can be elevated and more authentic with the approach of reframing it to an elevated state of being. 

 

“Instead of being in a state of ‘pretending,’ can you consistently visualize that future event or goal as if it’s happening now so you can experience how you would think and feel?” he says. “You need to rehearse that moment, mentally and emotionally, as if it’s happening in this exact moment to move into your dominant state.”

 

Thorstad says doing so, consistently, will start driving behaviors in alignment with the end result and start shifting the self-image as well. While he says this is the fasted, most direct route to one’s goals, it’s not a “one and done technique.” 

 

 “You have to give it your best and love yourself enough to sit down every day and do what you can to visualize that experience,” he says. “You might be insufficient at connecting to it at first. But it takes practice, repetition. It’s a mode of operation.”

 

Thorstad reminds people that after the daily mental and emotional rehearsal, when they experience the event in reality, the end result is sheer gratitude — the ultimately state of receivership. So giving thanks as if the event is already happening is also key.

 

To further succeed at this elevated approach to achieving goals and becoming one’s best self, Thorstad says people must first get very clear on their end result. “Embody it. Feel it,” he says. “The mind cannot discern the difference between the reality and the visualization. That what you impress in the mind and body must also be expressed and match the frequency that your goal is on.”

 

To further improve chance of success, Thorstad encourages people to practice their “rehearsal” morning, afternoon and night. This will help them become further in alignment with their goals, thus drawing those goals closer. After all, he says, “It’s up to you to become a conscious creator of your reality.”

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Justin Thorstad

Justin Thorstad is a local expert real estate agent and associate broker. Licensed since 2003, nearly 20 years he has specialized in representing sellers. He has a long history of selling homes fast a....

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