Moments of self doubt

I’m growing more confident but as work and pressures of deadlines build up I become uneasy.

Doubt creeps into my thoughts. I have a feeling that says that I only got here by piggybacking on the success of others. I’m just a bystander that gets caught in the flow and somehow people think I was actually involved and I get incorrectly attributed.

Reading that out loud to myself it seems like a definition of imposter syndrome.

Another thought is that what I have actually done is only because I persevered with it and if someone else did it they’d have done it in half the time.

Reading that out loud to myself it seems like a definition of imposter syndrome.

I’ve been told my whole life that I need to apply myself. That I only ever do just enough to get by. It’s always been said as a negative.

What if that’s actually a positive? What if that is the definition of “fail fast”—the thing Agile tells us to do. What if I reframe that notion entirely to be a positive facet of me? That I do what I need to do and if I need to do more I come back for a phase two?

What if I can talk myself out of imposter syndrome when it occurs?

Published by deadlyhifi

I like bikes and punk rock. @deadlyhifi

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