Albert Einstein once described himself as an “involuntary swindler.” Someone whose work did not deserve attention or praise. Can you believe that! The father of modern physics suffered from the great wart of young professionalism: imposter syndrome.

If Einstein had it, what hope do we have?

Imposter syndrome falls under one of those real but not true insecurities. The anxiety is real, but the thoughts are unfounded. Our minds tend to think locally: we overemphasize how much we struggle with tasks, so we assume everyone else can complete the same task more easily.

This isn’t the truth.

My advice, talk to someone. Untangle those insecure thoughts. I’m sure the person you speak with will tell you what I’m about to: You’ve made it this far for a reason, you belong.

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