Trying to be something you are not is exhausting.
If you don’t feel like you have enough information to develop an opinion about a problem, it’s okay to say “I don’t know” while you gather the information you need.
Your professional stature doesn’t depend on you having all the answers at a moments notice.
If you’re struggling, it’s okay to say “I’m struggling”
We all struggles sometimes.
If you need help, it’s okay to say “I need help”.
We all need help sometimes.
Adopting a position of honesty about how your thinking and processing a situation instead of posturing is about choosing to wear your perfectly imperfect humanity on your sleeve.
It’s about finally dropping the mentally draining effort that posturing demands and making space to approach people, problems, and desires sincerely.
And in doing so, in time, is to find relief.