My Name is Drake and I am an Impostor.
Who am I? What makes me stand out from the crowd? How could I ever be successful in the sea of talent around me? These are questions that have plagued my past careers to the point of burnout. In previous jobs I worked tirelessly to accomplish goals that seemed so simple for others, or be reluctant to try something new because I was not an expert in it. I never thought about what they did to get to that point and the challenges they faced. I would hardly ever ask for help, nor would I give myself credit for my small successes. I would constantly feel like a failure for what I hadn’t completed. These toxic thoughts bled into my everyday life making me feel like a failure.
It wasn’t until I took a step back and learned about impostor-syndrome did it became clear that I am an impostor. However, I believe everyone at some point is an impostor. We are all on the same mission to reach the finish line. Nobody wakes up and says today I am going to be a doctor, a lawyer, or a software developer. There is a series of ups and downs that we all go through to get to that point of success.