The Pretenders

“The eminent are not immune. In fact, Clance and Imes argued forcefully in their original study that success was not a cure. Maya Angelou once said, ‘I have written eleven books, but each time I think, Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’ Neil Gaiman, in a commencement address that went viral, described his fear of being busted by the ‘fraud police,’ whom he imagined showing up at his door with a clipboard to tell him he had no right to live the life he was living.” The New Yorker on imposter syndrome: Why Everyone Feels Like They’re Faking It. (The key to avoiding imposter syndrome to hold back from ever really accomplishing anything impressive.)

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