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When did you feel like you were successful? People around me think it’s impressive that I work at Deloitte; however, I’m miserable and hate the work I’m doing. Just accepted another job that others would deem a dream company and salary but I’m just afraid of being miserable there too. I just don’t feel like I’m good enough, will be happy, or be in a position where I feel like I’m successful as others.

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Imposter syndrome often afflicts those of us that are most capable. Hang in there, buddy. Save up and then retire from the rat race.

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You will feel that way as soon as you don’t rely on “others” to define success for you.

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Not sure success is an end state for me. I set a goal, achieve it, and feel successful. And then I set another goal. So for me, I feel successful for where I’m at and what I’ve achieved, but there’s still more to do. And like EY1 said, I don’t rely on others to define my success so I don’t worry too much. As long as I feel good about what I’m achieving and subsequently working toward, I’m good.

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You might be burned out from the long hours. And yes, impostor syndrome is rough too. M1 is right. I find taking a break helps me recenter. I’m talking days, not minutes. I assume your offer is for more money and possibly less hours. Congrats and remember you can always boomerang back!

Even Jeff bezos has imposter syndrome

Is the new offer from consulting too? How about trying something that is not Consulting? Do you feel excited about that? If yes then maybe that is the answer?

I don’t know what I want to do long term lol. But I know o enjoy health care work. Would like to get into that space or the Life Sciences Innovation space. But I don’t have the background for it.

Take it from someone who jumped from mid sized to big 4 to do the same work I wasn’t super keen on. Get out of makes you miserable but make your interests known and loud and push for your growth. Honestly linkedin, FB, and groups on Facebook helped me find people and the confidence to get out of my situations and that’s what I’m working on now, hoping for an offer! Best of luck you got this :)

Success is when you live the life that you want. Everything else is unimportant.

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