But I also know there’s a “dark side” here too. That these behaviours can come from a place of insecurity and wobble.
Where we feel like an imposter, not good enough, fearful of rejection if we show weakness or flaws.
Where we set ourselves standards that no one else could live up to (and we can’t either) so we hold ourselves in a perpetual place of failure, disappointment, self recrimination – and STRESS!
And where we think the only way is to present perfect and polished 100% of the time.
Ironically, this insecurity can almost have the flip side of arrogance – and it certainly becomes a vicious circle. Where we can’t share something until it’s finalised and just right, but yet that means we don’t ask for input and feedback from others as if only we know best.
We don’t ask for help even in areas that aren’t our strong points.
And we hold ourselves back with the constant voice telling us we’re not good enough – never a place for genius to thrive and in honesty, we’re lucky that we can get anything done in such a breeding ground for procrastination!