I’m Steele Roddick and I want to share a story with you.
A story about why I am the way I am and why About Pages can be misleading.
I say misleading because if I had written this About Page two months ago, or two years ago, it would have been a very different page and told a very different story.
The truth is, for most of my life I’ve felt like an imposter. Like there were two versions of me. The person people saw on the surface and the person I was deep down. The person who I wanted to be and the person that I was.
People have always seen me as a confident and capable human being. My teachers would say I was immensely talented and full of potential. Others would claim I was funny, intelligent and charismatic.
But that’s only because they didn’t see what I saw, or know what I knew. That behind that charisma was insecurity. Behind that confidence, uncertainty. Where they saw potential success, I saw future failure.
Some part of me always wondered if I would ever be good enough. If I would ever live up to expectation. If I could be the person others saw. If who I was and who I wanted to be would ever meet.
This blog is about closing that gap.
It’s about sharing the story of how I’ve become more like the person I was always told I could be. About how I’ve started to believe that I am in fact good enough.
I’m excited to share this story because I don’t believe that I’m alone. I believe the fear of not being good enough is almost universal. And it can be absolutely paralyzing.
But I also know now that it can be overcome. That you can close the gap between who you are and who you would like to be. That with decent habits, a good diet, and the right mindset, you don’t ever have to fear not being good enough again.
I know that sounds bold, but I really think it’s true.
That’s what I am About these days.
If you were looking for the more typical, unchanging bits, here are some quick points:
- I am a writer working in Toronto, Canada
- I live with my awesome fiancée named Kaavya
- I love playing chess, learning about everything, and arguing about anything
- I believe that we have the power to change our stars and am passionate about writing how to do just that
That’s me right now. But like I said, I’m open to change. In fact, I actively seek it.