On Staying Insecure and Embracing Imposter Syndrome

What limits our potential is thinking that we’re not enough.

Darren Stehle
Jan 21 · 6 min read

“Who do you think you are? How dare you call your little human-hearted leadership idea a philosophy. You’re not a trained philosopher! You will never write this book!”

Think about this for a moment: What is certain in life?

“Stay insecure: Imposter Syndrome isn’t something to get rid of. It’s a sign that you keep playing a bigger and bigger game.” — Rich Litvin

Sign that says “insecurity.”
Sign that says “insecurity.”
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Creating Anything New is a Form of Transformation.

Greatness is not about the ego, instead, greatness is about solving a major problem.

If you let fear or self-doubt hold you back, you can’t take the next action that could turn out to be the solution you have been looking for.

Our Potential for Greatness is Like an Apple Seed.

Apple tree with ripe apples
Apple tree with ripe apples
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Imposter Syndrome Is the Fear that You Are Not Enough.

Mastery is not a game of personality.

If you judge your early attempts based on the comparison of what others have done, you feed the imposter syndrome.

An apple a day…

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