Today we continue the series on the twenty most important things I have learned from others.
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 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.
I’ll be away from email for a while, but please feel free to respond to this series and I will get back to you after my return.
Do good and be well,