I See Something in You

And I genuinely believe what I see in you is potential

Athif Ibrahim
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4 min readJun 15, 2020


I have been writing on Medium since May thirteen now, and I just got curated in relationship and self in the article below.

It is an article where I argue that it might be better for you to love and embrace those who disagree with you than to hate them or resent them or to try and shoo them away.

This marks an exciting milestone for me, and I thought of sharing my journey in the hopes that it gives you some strategies and encouragement if you are new to the platform or find yourself in the curation purgatory.

#1. It Took Me Thirteen Posts Before Getting Curated

Yes. It took me a month and thirteen posts before getting curated.

And I will say this upfront. It was not easy seeing those posts which I spent all those time and energy fall short of the curation criteria, and it won’t be easy for you either.

In fact, it will be pure agony — as I imagine you already know.

Most of the days you’ll drown in self-doubt, question your abilities, and ask yourself if it’s ever possible for you to get curated.

So, I’m writing this to tell you that you can and that you will get there.

Just keep writing, keep iterating, and keep improving.

You have that spark in you, you have that drive in you, and you have this beautiful community rooting for you.

You owe it to yourself to at least try. And you owe it to the world to share with her the stories that you — and only you — can tell.

Please don’t let your self-doubt, or your setbacks, or your impostor syndrome or whatever fancy name you call it these days rob us of your stories.

No matter how battered, no matter how bruised, show up — and…



Athif Ibrahim

Team Leader @ One&Only Resorts | Ultra-runner | Writing about entrepreneurship, leadership, philosophy, and life ⟶ linktr.ee/athifibrahim