So before I start I just want to say that this may turn out as more of a rant than anything else, but I’m just looking for some reassurance so any help would be much appreciated.
So basically, I’m a recently promoted Cdt Sgt and I’m beginning to feel like I’m not good enough to be a Sgt. I was promoted through the ranks quickly (I was promoted to Cpl after having been in the corps for about 1 year 5 months, then I only spent 5 months as a Cpl before being promoted to Sgt), and although this obviously sounds like something to be proud of I still don’t feel like I should be. I have been comparing myself to other sgts I know from within my wing, and their leadership skills are far better than mine. I know that comparing myself to others is the worst thing to do but I just can’t help it. I struggle with taking simple initiative exercises - I can do them, but again I just feel inferior to others.
I think my main problem is that I have only just very recently been promoted, and I just feel out of my depth. Has anyone got any tips on how I can adjust to my new rank quickly and efficiently? I just feel that otherwise I will be letting both myself and my sqn down.