Folks are asking if "Fake it till you make it" as an acceptable practice or approach and one we can, in good faith adopt for ourselves.
- Its the biggest breach of trust anyone can ever commit.
- Its is a recipe for disaster for you and those depending on you to get things done.
When people are depending on you, when time frames are important, when folks need your "results" and must depend on them as "reliable" so they can then go forward with their part of the process, task, faking it really hurts them.
There is no shame in admitting that you can't do something or don't know how and instead of faking it till you make it, own up to reality instead.
What you can do instead, after admitting that you are not the right person to "do the task" is offer to help find the person with the skills and experience to do what needs to be done.
Faking it or bluffing is easily seen by anyone who taps you for doing something. They know the basics and can see you bluffing or evading straight answers. When you fail, and you will was the adverse reputation you just created for yourself worth it!
Own up to yourself and be honest to yourself and even more so with those depending on you to get things done. Never try the fake it 'till you make it route to respect, success, gaining trust, promotions, clients, colleagues, customers because you have seriously adversely impacted those who trusted in you when it all shakes out.