Keep on deceiving yourself (by saying), “I’m eating l’shem shomayim (for the sake of Heaven). Of course you’re bluffing! The first 10, 15, or 20 times, you don’t mean it. But it’s going to penetrate eventually.
That’s the secret. You have to be a hypocrite in order to become a great man. Act like a somebody; only you know you’re a nobody. Deceive people and after a while it’s going to cause a change in you.
Don’t be too hesitant to act the role of a good person, or a servant of Hashem, because sooner or later it’s going to take.
~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l