I'm not a humble person. I know what I'm good at and I'm not afraid to show or talk about it. And I've heard "you're a very vibrant person" or "you're so animated" so many times that when I receive the compliment I internally say "I know" and externally say "thank you." Recently I was at a conference where people who I've met for 5 minutes questioned my career. In their defense, I invited the advice and please understand it came from a place of help, not harm. But when you hear other successful people (at least what I view as success) tell you you're talented and could be doing bigger and better things - it stings.
Simply put, I've always felt that there's a part of me that I could give back to the world. Something amazing, something profound, and something uniquely me. And I've been on this personal (and professional) journey
Reality is the reason I haven't been eaten up by this emotion is that the time
Regardless, today has me feeling like a failure. Not because I've failed, but because maybe just maybe I'm "more than" and