Pretend for long enough and you can do it for real.
Over 40 years ago, My flying instructor(Sekovanic) said to me I don’t have to be in a plane learning to fly all I had to do was to do a mental rehearsal and go though the motions.
The mind does not differentiate between real and imagination and it’s why imagination is so powerful.
Practice and rehearsal are the same thing.
If you can imagine it, you can make it real