You’re offered an opportunity, a leap ahead.
You’re excited. A chance to go big. That leap takes courage.
Your excitement turns into anxiety. You hesitate.
Imposter syndrome shows its ugly head. You doubt your abilities. It’s not your skill or accomplishments that brought you to this point, but luck. Surely if you took advantage of this opportunity, everyone will find out you are a fraud. And then what? You walk away.
But wait. Isn’t there something you can do to feel less like an imposter? Something that will help you feel you are worthy of the chance?
Enter the apprenticeship zone
Who says you need to jump in with both feet?
What if you reframed this as an apprenticeship instead of being an expert?
If you were to design an apprenticeship for the opportunity you face, what would it include?
Design your own apprenticeship. Walk before you run. Run before you leap. You may find you are ready more quickly than expected.
It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.Denis Waitley