Friday, October 18, 2013

Self doubt doesn't mean you're inadequate

Honesty is a virtue.

BRITISH actor Bill Nighy is one of us - like Emma Watson, Tony Abbott and probably you. Me, too.

Nighy, languid star of Love Actually, told the Sydney Morning Herald this week it took years before he considered himself a real actor.

Surely we've all been there.

"Any moment, someone's going to find out I'm a total fraud and that I don't deserve any of what I've achieved."


That honesty is a virtue. We tend to suffer more from real impostors - people like Kevin Rudd who think they're better than they are.

For the honest, the cure to "impostor syndrome" is simple. Don't love yourself more. Work yourself harder. Learn.

It's the being honest with oneself that spurs us on to be even better. Even if maybe we can't see it when we get there.

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