A friend recently sent me this video, and I think it contains a very powerful message.

In the past couple of years I have applied to business school, started my own company, and have networked in the Boston startup community. In each of these endeavors, it has become obvious to me that you must go out into the world and aggressively pursue your goal. It’s not about faking it until you make it, it’s about faking it until you become it. I’m not advocating lying or anything nefarious, but everyone starts out as a beginner in their road to achieving their goals. If you are humble, honest, and passionate, you’ll become the person you want to be.