You’re not an imposter; you’re just in-process.
You might be a father learning to parent, an employee who is progressing in your career, an entrepreneur hustling to survive, or a couple trying to forge a healthy marriage. That’s good; that’s great.
Life is a process.
Anytime you try something, do something, go somewhere, you’re not going to be an expert, specialist, authority, master.
And it’s easy to feel like you don’t belong, like you’re “faking it.” But you’re not.
For anyone to become a master, you have to be a beginner. You have to muddle through, practice, attempt, fail, then try again and improve.
There’s nothing more real than that.
Even experts still need to learn and feel like imposters, because we’re all continuing to learn, grow, and become.
See, to do anything, everyone is an “imposter.” Everyone is between a beginner and expert, student and teacher, birth and death.
And that’s a great place to be. That’s where the adventure is, learnings are found, discoveries are made—life is lived.
So just because you don’t know as much as you want to or feel out of your depth or lack clarity on the future, that doesn’t make you lesser.
It just means you’re on a great journey to better things.
The key is to keep moving forward.