I choose to linger on moments of success
For a while now, I have been making a conscious effort to notice the good things that happen because of my decisions. I grapple with imposter syndrome. Like many of us who choose to put ourselves out there and hit “publish” on what we create. It is much more common than most of us think.
It has been constant battle as I write, facilitate and design new things. Who am I to suggest that? Why should these smart people listen to my ideas? People are going to think I am ridiculous!
I know that, for me, this is part of my process and part of me processing what is happening. It is a signal that I care about what I create and the people I am communicating with. Like this newsletter - although weekly imposter syndrome is tough!
Reconnecting with positive feedback I have received, or successful outcomes I have been part of, helps me to stay anchored to accomplishments. I choose to linger on these signals and remind myself that they are due to the decisions I make. All too often we bounce on to the next thing, or over-magnify the negative critique.
Everyday I am trying to get better at raising my awareness of the positive impact I have. I then choose to understand that impact, observe it and fully appreciate it.
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What are you trying to become more aware of?