I do. I find myself looking at people who have the kind of success I want and thinking “they don’t deserve it,” “they aren’t even that good,” or even “think of everything I could do if I had what they had.”
When I was in high school, I had an incredible history teacher. She would begin every lesson with a short story; a story intended to make us think, to challenge our assumptions and to inspire us. My favourite was always the Starfish Story.
I’m not a genius or a prodigy. That’s not an attempt to win you over with my humility, it’s just a fact. But it’s actually something that took me a really long time to get my head around. Like most kids, I grew up thinking I was destined for greatness.