Imposter syndrome

Eventually, you push through the dip.

Eventually, you are producing work that matters to people.

But as any surgeon will tell you, eventually someone is paying you to cut open their chest and little do they know that they couldn’t find their keys this morning.

This is imposture syndrome. The idea that the fraud police is coming to get you. You’ll be discovered for who you really are.

A fake.

The thing is, you are never going to be good enough. You are never going to show up to do great work when you are perfectly ready.

My advice: Ship the work. Make it better. Resist the temptation to polish.

Part of the job is to step up on stage and perform. The best you can with the best you got.