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Would it be a terrible imposition?

I’m always a little surprised when I find myself falling into the imposter syndrome trap. I know I’ve written about it before, but each time it surfaces I realise there are more aspects to it which need to be explored.

If you’re the kind of person that enjoys a challenge and strives to learn more about yourself and others, you’re going to find (or put) yourself  regularly outside your comfort zone. When you step into a different territory the light is different – when it shines on your coat of knowledge, it shows the patches where your skin is exposed. But now you’re in a pickle. Your curiosity has driven you here but your status might take a knock if people see your coat has holes.

But the opposite is true. More often than not people invite you in wholeheartedly and comment on what a colourful and interesting jacket coat you’re wearing. If they notice the holes, they usually say “I’ve got just the thing for that!” and whip out a perfect swatch of material and help you sew it on.

Vulnerability is a strength. Knowing you don’t know is still knowing.

One Comment

  1. P P

    We as people often shape each other. Some schools of thought say we are the product of our environment. If we constantly can improve our environment while improving ourselves we become an evolutionary wonder.

    My unfiltered opinion is that if you don’t feel like an imposter often you are not challenging yourself enough.

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