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Harlin Seritt • Edited

You stop having impostor syndrome when you have the realization that everything you're doing and going through is actually perfect for where you are in life. It can be your work or relationships or anything or finances. It doesn't matter. Everyone goes through the same. Think about it like this: you can't possibly know more than you actually know. Sounds elementary but it's amazing that we humans believe we should know more than we do, make more money than we do and be where we think we should be when right here is absolutely fine for this moment. Enjoy this moment and life takes care of itself.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨

Impostor syndrome is the purest form of self-sabotage

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Ankur Tyagi Author • Edited

In fact, many of the most successful people in the world have struggled with imposter syndrome. Though it is critical to understand that feeling like a fraud is not a requisite for success, many accomplished people struggle with it from time to time and achieve amazing things in spite of it. There is hope that you can overcome imposter syndrome.

Every time I go to a game I always have that fear of losing or a sense of failure. You always have that fear of losing but you always have that confidence of winning. You never want to come off the field thinking you could have done more or given more.

—Darren Lockyer

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Abdullah Di'bas

Well said !

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Prasham Ashesh

"At any given point in time, you are doing what you want to be doing the most" its an empowering thought. Well said, Sir.

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Harlin Seritt

As though you chose it yourself but that can be too much for the mind to handle. So, best to keep it simple. :-) Thank you for your insight, Prasham :-)

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Prasham Ashesh

True Simplicity is the Key.

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Harlin Seritt

Ah beautifully said :-D

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Dave

I think your comment sums up what I wanted to say in reaction to the post.

Have I had moments of self doubt / impostor syndrome over the years? Sure. I guess I'm in the minority & fortunate that it's neither been daily or long lasting.

I was writing code as a kid. I was writing code (for a living) while at college. I've been writing in one language or another for 30+ years (sheesh that's scary). Can other people work faster, and write better code? Sure... but my bills have always been paid, and while they're busy writing code I've been the one talking to customers and/or Directors (or C-level) to explain things.

Self acceptance takes a little maturity, but that really is the key to a happy life (IMO).

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Harlin Seritt

"Self acceptance takes a little maturity, but that really is the key to a happy life (IMO)." Yes! Give yourself a hand for that comment! That is very nice! :-D