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On Epiphanies and the shield of Imposter Syndrome

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Sunny Gupta
·Jul 1, 2022·

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On Epiphanies and the shield of Imposter Syndrome

I’ve been thinking about how more people know about the Imposter Syndrome than about Epiphanies these days.

Imposter Syndrome - the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills.

What some people use it for these days: justifying their in-competencies.

There is a difference in knowing too little vs. feeling like you know nothing (while knowing a great deal lot).

While imposter syndrome is NOT ALWAYS an issue, I’m surprised how it has become the shield of choice in the modern youth.

Epiphany - a moment of sudden and great revelation or realisation.

Epiphanies are hard to come by, not because they are extremely rare, but because they are only achieved by putting in efforts - reading something new, building a side-project, having meaningful conversations, attending a conference, occasionally moving out of your comfort zone.

Efforts are rare. Efforts are sexy!

Help yourself have more epiphanies, go read the last thread you bookmarked, take time to read things in the moment, you know you’re never going to read stuff that you bookmark 🤷‍♂️

Makes sense? 🔁 so others can discover about Epiphanies, let’s make it popular again!

 
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