First of all: English is not my mother tongue, so please excuse the mistakes I'm going to make.
Many guys who find the redpill are amazed by the results and how easy it apparently is to get the desired results (mostly when it comes to women, not overall self-improvement, because you can't fake self-improvement).
"Oh, they like me when I act cocky?" - Goes out and acts cocky. Maybe pulls one girl who is dumb/desperate enough to fuck him. Then says "Look at me now, I'm so alpha!".
When you tell him that he still needs to work on himself and that he is an act, he will throw in your face "Fake it till you make it".
What I'm kind of angry about is, that most people who tell you this lack the ability of self-reflection and don't understand what "fake it till you make it" really means. Let me try to explain what I understand by "fake it till you make it".
That's easy to explain. Act like you have already achieved the desired result.
Till you make it:
And that's were most people who tell you this fuck up. Because you need to put in hard work to "make it" and most people are lazy and enjoy the results they are getting from faking it. They are not willing to put in the effort to become really great, which btw is a core-principle of the redpill: Strive to become the best version of you.
No one said it would be easy to become the best version of you. But please do me a favour and don't run your mouth if you are stuck on the "fake it" level. There are no shortcuts to success. You can be fake as long as you want, but that won't change the fact that you are still a pathetic loser who doesn't know the mechanics behind his own behaviour.
Imagine person A and person B are both given the same task. They both should solve a problem. The difference between person A and person B is that person A is able to solve the problem and comes to the right conclusion while person B only knows the result, but not the way how to come to the right conclusion.
Which person would you respect more, person A or person B? Someone who is able to solve a problem, because he worked hard to understand the mechanics and who finds a conclusion based on his understanding of the problem or person B who just parrots the right answer because maybe he read about it somewhere?
Same with girls: You can tell yourself how "alpha" you are because you pulled a HB4, but you lack the confidence to approach a HB10 (in your eyes). But still you are running your mouth, because you pulled that HB4 and that should count for something, right? You can run around and tell people how alpha you are, but deep down you know that you are a fake.
Same with a potential job: Maybe you got an interview at the firm you always wanted to work at. During the interview you impress the guy who interviews you by faking knowledge which is required for the position you are applying for. Now you get hired based on your act. Soon they realize that you lack the knowledge which is required for the position and you get fired. See where faking it got you, without working on "making it"?
So please do yourself a favour and put in the work that is required to become successful. Don't be afraid to fail, I even encourage you: Fail as much as you can, because that is where knowledge comes from. From knowing what not to do, by having experienced the pain which comes from a wrong decision.
You can read as much self-improvement books as you want, but as long as you don't take action, your knowledge is worth nothing. You can fake it as much as you want, but if you don't put in the effort to "make it", you will always be a stuck on the same level you started from.
With that said I'd like to end this post with a quote from Ayn Rand:
“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.”