In the middle of change and learning new ropes, this article from The Guardian last week was deeply reassuring: “Everyone is totally just winging it, all the time.” The title says it all, but it’s a good reminder that other people are no different from you (me), and are probably also just making it up as they go along.
One of the biggest causes of misery is the way we chronically “compare our insides with other people’s outsides”. We’re all …energetically projecting an image of calm proficiency, while inside we’re improvising in a mad panic. Yet we forget…that everyone else is doing the same thing. The only difference is that they think it’s you who’s truly competent.