“If you know you are in your body and in your power,
the “horse” will follow you.” – Martha Beck at OYou! 2011
Throughout my life, I have always chased self-confidence. “Fake it ’til you feel it” was my motto. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that the motto was not mine alone…but that there are many people out there “faking it” through life and the greatest lesson is…this is how we often find our power.
In her amazing and powerful words at the OYou! conference in Atlanta, Martha Beck told us to fake it…in different words but with the same meaning. Fake it…go through the motions…channel the power and stand up straight…walk with authority…be in charge. If you do, the horse will follow. For those of you who did not see the “Finding Sarah” docu-series, there was an amazing moment when Sarah was working with abused horses. It was powerful. It was enlightening. It was what happens in life.
When we see someone who is in their body…in their power…we follow them. A confident CEO who walks taller, speaks slowly, commands attention. An actor who holds their head up, smiles with their eyes, breathes the air into a room. A politician who fills a room, silences a crowd, changes the world. All of these people harness their power and people follow. Some do it without hesitation…without missing a beat. All understand the art of “faking it until you feel it,” and then…once you feel it and find it…the power of the world is with you. So start today…fake it until you feel it and the horse will follow.