“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. … I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4.
I know, I know. It’s never easy to deep dive into the unknown like Queen Esther did but like it or not, there will always be situations that will warrant us to make a choice between meeting the King(whatever this may represent at the time) with the penalty of death or hiding in your room forever stuck, knowing you could have done something.
It’s scary. No, it’s terrifying (yeah that’s the word) to leave the safety of family, job, friendships, romance, to pursue what calls you.
Oh my Lord, the mind questions that attack us once we decide to step out of our comfort zone:
- Do you really think this will work?
- What if you fail?
- There are so many others who have tried it before where are they now?
- You know this is not your strength everybody has said so, why don’t you listen and step down?
Is enough to cripple.
Do you know what helps me when my insecurities seem to get the better hand? I tell myself, this is a gamble and I choose to bet on myself.
I know what I am capable of. I’m willing to bet my money on me and if it doesn’t work out at the end of the day, I have gained experience. If it eventually works out, I couldn’t be more proud.
Nimi Akinkugbe Nigeria’s ambassador to Greece, personal finance and wealth management expert and founder of Bestman Games, shares her tips on stepping out of your comfort zone and pulling through impostor syndrome:
What do you plan to do with it anyway? I mean your Impostor Syndrome?
It’s about time you are proactive about nipping Impostor Syndrome in the bud.
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