Updated: Nov 11, 2021
We have a tendency to undervalue our own experiences. Sometimes we even try our best to minimize them intentionally.
We think, “My experiences probably don’t matter very much to others."
We think, “Others who think their experiences matter a lot are probably just inflating things. That’s not who I am.”
Even some of the most experienced & capable professionals I know entertain thoughts like these, especially when they look outside their comfort zones at other sectors or even other players in the same sector. "My experience will not be relevant for that [insert sector/company/role]."
As long as we continue thinking about it, we will be right.
If we start being curious, start asking & doing, we stand to discover new value in our experience.