Yet, saying I’m proud of myself feels wrong, unearned, and boastful.
Why is that? There’s no way I’m the only person who can easily say I’m proud of you to a friend or colleague, but not myself. Looking in the mirror or to my boss during a check-in saying “I’m proud of myself” seems like the most difficult and unattainable task.
Then, like the universe wanted to talk to me, I saw an Instragram post about the Impostor Syndrome. This is the internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be.Simply, I sit here after accomplishing so much and still feel like a phony, like I don’t belong where I am and I only got here because of dumb luck.
And wow if that isn’t me.
My entire life, I’ve struggled with self-doubt, being unable to assess my competence and skills realistically…
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