September 13, 2022

How to Quash Your Impostor Syndrome Today

When you’re about to write and your mind is filled with resistance and a voice that screams “you’re not qualified” or “you don’t know anything,” agree with it.

Yes, you read that right.

Embrace the fact that you might not know everything — be okay with it. Instead of trying to prove yourself, adopt a posture of wonder. Pour your energy into learning, and chase curiosity like it’s the cutest cat you’ve ever seen.

Reframe your fear of the unknown and revel in the not knowing. Maybe in the process of showing up and shipping before you’re ready, you’ll stumble upon something interesting.

“One’s writing ability is directly correlated with one’s curiosity. I’ve found the world’s most interesting writers are constantly dropping tiny little knowledge bombs on readers and creating connections between previously disconnected concepts.” 
 — Cole Schafer

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