Hi, Imposter

Note to Self

Don’t “get over” the imposter syndrome. There’s nothing there to avoid. Rather than getting rid of the imposter, welcome him into my life. It means that I’m coming out of the oft-too-comfortable shell of what I’m good at into what’s new and exciting.

A quick mental check

Am I feeling like an imposter in at least 1 thing? If not, search for him. How? Think about all that I want to do, picture myself doing them, and see if I’m feeling embarrassed. If so, bingo. Go do it.

As they say (or was it Dad?), “You’ve succeeded if you think you were an idiot a year ago.” If I was an imposter more often, I’d definitely reach that goal.

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