You Have Something. Appreciate It.

May 21, 2018


If you don’t appreciate what you have, no one will appreciate it.

One of the things I have had to deal with while growing up is impostor syndrome –  the feeling of self-doubt and inadequacy. The feeling that I am a fake and very soon I’ll be found out despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

As a kid, I suffered some personal tragedies which caused me to have low self-esteem which developed into impostor syndrome later on.

So sometimes I feel I suck as an entrepreneur, I suck as an engineer and I suck as a software developer….which is not true.

And here’s why it is not true.

Every single day, I get several emails from people who want some form of help or advice from me related to business or engineering.

I share with them my knowledge and my experience and they are very excited. I have a lot of people tell me on a daily basis that I inspire them. I land several speaking engagements in big places, I get many awesome opportunities just because of what I write …and I could go on and on.

So then this struck me: that I have something. Something special. I began to appreciate what I had, feel great about myself and committed to getting better in every aspect of my life.

If you don’t appreciate what you have, no one will appreciate it.

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  1. Grace Klubi

    Nice write up.
    Really inspiring.
    Is imposter syndrome same as inferiority complex?

    • Isaac Sesi

      Not exactly. But they do show common elements. Thanks for reading. The difference in inferiority complex is that in addition to feeling adequate by aggressive behaviour to compensate for their IC.


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