My mom emailed me a really inspiring quote this morning. So I thought I'd share it with you:
"Pretend to be the person you want to be. One day you'll realize you are no longer pretending"
It's reminiscent of "fake it 'til you make it", and I like that.
Sometimes, convincing yourself to take on a quality is a self-fulfilling prophecy which allows you to develop the quality in earnest.