Been dealing with this odd feeling that I feel is in the same family of "imposter syndrome", which I can only summarize as "am I doing this for the right reasons?"

I would describe it as a sense of self-doubt related to feeling very passionate about something, but wondering whether the reasoning for the motivation is sound.

Will it get the altruistic outcomes that I think it will? Or is that just laundering more selfish and short-sighted reasoning, like personal recognition, or praise? Am I just being performative?

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This is in a work context mostly, so time, energy, and relationship capital are all limited. I feel like I have to be really discerning. Hard to let go of my vision of what-could-be, though.

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