Why Feeling Like a Fraud Will Hold You Back in Life

I hate feeling like a fraud. All throughout my 20’s I struggled with this, despite having all the standard prerequisites of a person who should be successful, who could be successful, who was successful. 

Go to college, get an education, get a job, climb the corporate ladder, BS my way to the top, and most importantly, continually sell myself along the course. I hate selling {myself} even more than I hate feeling like a fraud. And in this world, if you can’t at least sell yourself, then why should anybody believe anything that comes from your mouth?

Now, I can see that selling myself was the underlying crack in the foundation of my life. It made me no better than the house built upon the sand. I couldn’t sell myself because I constantly felt like a fraud, and who wants to sell that? 

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