The art of 'winging it'
I spotted a well known quote the other day:
“The older you get, the more you realise that no one has a clue what they’re doing. Everyone’s just winging it”
There is a lot of comfort in that sentiment and it is something that The Selfish Mother has recognised; they even have a ‘Winging It’ jumper (with all profits going to charity).
Self doubt can creep in at any time but particularly whenever you embark on a new role - whether it’s mother, manager, business owner - and you're terrified you’ll somehow be ‘found out’.
The unknown is a scary place but the rewards can be utterly amazing and nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
Venus Williams speaks so much sense on this, and said: "Just believe in yourself. Even if you don't, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will". What a girl.
If this doesn't come easily (and let's be honest, there will always be times self doubt rears its ugly head), make sure to just take one step at a time to avoid becoming too overwhelmed. Also - and this is a biggie - surround yourself with a really good support network who will be on hand when you need it, with a glass of wine to remind you how brilliantly you are doing.