You have to constantly be learning and then putting what you learn into practice. And it’s exactly this practice that makes you good at what you do. The more you practice the more experience you gain and the more your skills improve. The more you practice the more you progress.
This past holiday season I was working on a puzzle with my 5 year old niece. At my in-laws, I’m known as a good puzzler. I can sit and do three in a day if I’m feeling motivated. But this little girl can also puzzle. Here’s a picture of the two of us on a family vacation last year. She’s adorable right? Wait until you hear how smart she is.
It seems all the opportunities I want in life are coming to me before I’m ready for them. I have so much to learn, and I absolutely love learning. I love challenging myself to do better. I’m very driven.
Sometimes though, my drive is a mask to cover the insecurities I feel about my career path.
I want to be perfectly qualified, experienced and confident in my ability. I want to love what I’m doing and know I’m good at it. But I’m no where close. I’m pretty good at faking it, but secretly I’m still dreading the day my coworkers figure out just how little I know. I really am not the best person for my job.
This week I came to the realization this is actually a good thing. In fact, it’s a very good thing. Let me explain.