Dear Dr. Mimi:
My boss keeps asking me why I don’t apply for a higher position. It is because I know that I’m not smart. I do work extremely hard and seem to do fine where I am. Thankfully, I had a mentor when I got this job. I lack confidence and fear it will take me forever to learn how to do well in a higher position. Will I be able to succeed if I am promoted?
You have what it takes to be successful. You work hard. You are aware of your shortcomings and you know how to ask for help. Everyone needs help, and hopefully, you will continue to ask and receive it. Be proud of what you are doing and that your boss has recognized your potential. I am sure that good things will happen to you, if you take the chance and apply for the promotion.