In business, we talk a lot about confidence, ability, capability, and other similar characteristics that we expect from our teams and especially our leaders.
What we don’t talk about too often is the feeling of inadequacy many people have in their roles. The work load, the stress of getting things done, timelines and other factors contribute to these feelings that we often experience.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson
The idea of being transparent with others about these challenges makes us believe we will be judged, but that is precisely the thing that we need to stop from happening. Growth in the organization’s leadership and people doesn’t come from avoiding the topic of feeling inadequate or that we’re the wrong person for the job. It comes from the opportunity to get help, to collaborate and to be open about the thoughts and feelings of the role so we can identify how to solve known challenges.
If you’re in the role then someone believes you belong there. Do the job you’re given and ask for help vs keeping it inside.