Overcommitment Made Me Feel Like an Imposter…

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I work in a great department with a great bunch of people.

Recently, I felt fearful.

The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that I was wondering if I could do what we’re being asked to do.

Nothing ever stopped me from taking on a challenge in the past.

As I considered my lot in life and everything I was working on, I had to ask myself,

Did it ever occur to you that you’re trying to do too much?

That realization brought these changes…

I stopped participating in Toastmasters.

I put all of my writing on the back burner for it had to take second place.

With the Nov 3rd election, my election volunteering was over.

I also realized that I had to do whatever it took to master these new responsibilities, be it working over the weekend, working after five, whatever it took.

Once I streamlined my life, there was no reason to be fearful, no reason to feel like an imposter, for I had the time to master these new responsibilities.

How about you?

Is your penchant for doing everything you want to do preventing you from doing what you have to do?

I hope you found this helpful.

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Clark Finnical is the author of 

 Job Hunting Secrets (from someone who’s been there)

LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level , 

 12 Lies Told To Job Seekers,

 How to Stand Out: From All of the Other Candidates

What No One Told You About Job Titles and Your Job Search  

The Job Loss Mind Game: What Really Happened And What You Need to Do Now

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