Does it ever feel like the universe is speaking to you? Tomorrow I have a stressful all-day meeting. Due to circumstances I’m less prepared than I would normally be; for sure less prepared than I want to be. I’ll have to think on the fly among a group of peers and superiors who will see through bullshit. So it’s just what I have in my brain.
Is what’s in my brain enough? Do I know the material as well as I should? If not I’ll feel foolish in front of people I respect. I’m worried about that.
This is not an ideal mindset.
A better perspective – the perspective you’ll hear if we have a conversation between tonight and tomorrow – is one of balance and long term career growth, of taking this experience as a learning opportunity, which of course every life experience is.
But that’s not how it feels tonight. Tonight I feel vulnerable and self-conscious.
Then I come across this observation from source unknown via Twitter:
“Don’t overestimate the world or underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. And you are not alone.”
Who wrote that and how did it come across my screen at the critical moment? No answer from me on that one, but loads of appreciation.