It begins with pretending: putting on a mask that engenders whatever traits you hope to exemplify.
How would I handle this situation if I was ______? (fill in the blank)
At first it feels fraudulent. But that’s not really me…
But if you keep on pretending, putting on the same mask and treating every situation with these revered traits, won’t everyone you encounter begin to see you differently?
And if you refuse to compromise your new role, and it goes on for years and years, are you still wearing a mask? Or have you simply evolved?