Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the situation at hand? But realized that you have no choice but to fake confidence, or fake a smile, or fake a nod, or fake a reaction.
Fake that you are a good writer, until you are one!
Fake that you are an expert in calligraphy (even you know you are far from good), until you become one!
Fake that you are a crafter, until you are one!
Fake it until you make it!
Sometimes, you need to lie to yourself in order for you to be confident of what you are doing. You need to tell yourself that you are good at something for you to be able to do it, to make it. You need to trick your mind, mind over matter, they said.
It is not a matter of being an expert on something that makes you an expert. Most of the time, it is a matter of how much you want to learn about it and do something about it. The more you fake it, the more you self-study, the more you explore. Because, at the end, after all this fake confidence, you will realize that you will no longer faking it, but you are actually excelling on it.
So if you are passionate about some thing, always bear in mind that everything is a process. It is okay if you are not so good in crafts (or in whatever you are passionate about) because you are still in the process of faking ’til making it!