Imposter Syndrome is a nasty little bugger. It’s hard to reconcile what you actually know and what you think you know — and if what you know is actually good enough. Regardless of what you think you know. If that makes sense.
I’ve done some digging and it turns out that a lot of folks have this issue. Some don’t feel good enough for their positions or feel like they don’t know enough, or aren’t skilled enough. It’s tough to manage and push through this sensation. I’ve felt it in the past. Perhaps to some degree I still do. It’s unclear if this is just anxiety to succeed or anxiety in failure because of being an Imposter. Maybe it’s both — it ultimately feels the same either way.
All you can do is keep pushing forward. Keep learning new skills, keep growing, keep making yourself into a better version of yourself. I know that there are truly amazing photographers out there. Truly incredible videographers. Extraordinary creative directors. And one day maybe I’ll get over my reservations and will give myself due credit. I’ve accomplished a lot. But there’s more to do. There’s always more to do, more to figure out. Working towards a goal doesn’t mean that you’re an Imposter.
Atlanta is surely putting me through my paces.
I like having a good dose of humility. It does the soul well.