You are not an imposter

Worth It Thursday.

A day early. With good reason. You’ll see that tomorrow.

For now, we’re halfway through the week and to help us make it the rest of the way to the weekend, I’d like to remind you again of why you are worth whatever you are being paid (or think you should be paid) and more.

You are not an imposter.

It should be obvious, but it doesn’t always feel that way.

Let’s face it, we often find ourselves with people that are, in some way or another, just… more… than we are.

I will resort to a time-honored joke here:

Q: What do you call the med student who graduated with the lowest GPA?

A: “Doctor”

I have and will continue to apply that whole line of thinking to doctoral students (of which I was one, once) as well.

It still works and might be better for your health!

Here’s what I’m trying to say:

Should you just “fake it ‘til you make it?”

Absolutely not.

Recently, the Washington Post quoted author and consumer advocate Robert L. FitzPatrick about that line:

“It’s inherently manipulative, deceptive, fraudulent, inauthentic, it’s just entered the culture, and it’s completely normalized.”

Please. Don’t fake it at all. That’s what an imposter does.


Be it and you’ll see it.

Be it. And you’ll see it.

Maybe not right away.

But soon.

Because it’s true.

You are the real thing. You worked hard to become that way.

What do you think?

See our whole Worth It Thursday list here.

See you tomorrow!