He’s fighting with doubt over whether he will make it and whether he belongs, a lot of the doubt comes from the niggles that really get him down.
I love how people always think any type of problem can be fixed by someone telling them to fix it. He’s probably had 15 years of it, but hey, let’s tell him a story and that will fix it.
Nothing but encouragement for this guy. He will be just fine. As soon as the niggles are gone you will see the difference.