We’re all more similar than we think. We all get nervous. We all have fears. We all know we don’t know everything. That’s ok. We’ve all been there.
We wrestle with the unconscious fear of slipping up and somehow exposing ourselves.
It’s nothing new. It’s called Impostor Syndrome.
Next time you’re talking with a more senior coworker, don’t be afraid you’re going to say the wrong thing. Be yourself. Communicate honestly. Learn from your mistakes. Create a safe space to learn and grow. You’ll find it easier to be vulnerable and let your guard down.