MVP: If you don’t feel imposter syndrome, then you aren’t pushing your edge
Imposter syndrome is that voice inside your head that is telling you that you can’t do it, that it’s not that good, that you are pretending. It is a terrible voice that seeks to undermine your confidence by convincing you that you don’t belong.
Seth Godin flipped this feeling for me when he said that imposter syndrome just means that you are working at the edge of your abilities – that you are taking risks and pushing yourself to be great. This has been a game-changer for me.
When my nasty little Fred voice begins whispering in my ear, “you can’t do that” I smile and welcome that voice because it means that I am pushing my edge, that I am growing, and that I am being fearless.
For more on imposter syndrome, listen to my incredible interview with Tequilla Lamar here. It will make you smile – guaranteed!
Todays intention: Celebrate imposter syndrome!
Our annual summer tradition is to share the most important things I’ve learned from other people throughout the month of July. This summer we have 20 lessons. You will receive one a day until we are done. If you feel particularly moved and want to share a reaction, please reply!