Impostor

My friend interviewed me a while ago and she published a nice article about it. When it went live, I received so many supports and kind messages from a lot of people that I didn’t expected before. My first reaction was definitely thankful.

A few days passed and I kept receiving kudos. During this time, I started to have mixed feelings. On one hand, I felt grateful. On the other hand, I felt like a fake. “What gives me the right to get so much love like this?”, I asked myself.

“I haven’t actually done anything and I don’t know whether it will work or not. Sooner or later, people will find out that I am a fraud,” my anxiety kicked in.

Seth Godin mentioned that the time spent fretting about our status as impostors is time away from dancing with our fear, from leading and from doing work that matters.

Maybe the fastest way to get over my anxiety of getting caught as a fraud is by embracing the fact that I am actually an impostor. And that is okay.

Now that it is settled, what I can do next is just doing the best that I can do.

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