Conquer Imposter Syndrome and Thrive

Imposter land and how to escape it, CAST AWAY!
imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a real struggle for many of us and I’m on a mission to normalise it.

We need to talk about it, name it, own it.

Imposter syndrome has absolutely crippled me in the past and there are still times that it regularly shows up. Recently I started a new course to continue some learning and at the end of day 2 I felt like I had not reached the level I wanted to be at and my Imposter had a field day. I spent hours analysing and beating myself up . My imposter brought me off to imposter land and was telling me, you are not going to be able to do this and you’re not as good as you thought you would be. I had to get out of my head. 

I’ll be fully transparent and say I don’t think the imposter ever goes away, In my opinion it’s not fully curable as its coming from some deep rooted places of how you may have viewed yourself and the world but the good news is you can learn to manage it, limit its effect on you and be curious to why its showing up. 

What is imposter syndrome?

SO, What is imposter syndrome, it is unfounded feelings of self-doubt and incompetence. 

“What am I doing here?”

“I don’t belong.”

“I’m a total fraud, and sooner or later, everyone’s going to find out.”

Many of the clients I work with describe experiences when their imposter shows up at work. They may be In the midst of a promotional opportunity, a new role, in new territory they have not experienced before or even just in a regular meeting with colleagues they perceive as more skilled than they are.

Imposter feelings represent a conflict between your own self-perception and the way others perceive you. Even as others praise your achievements, you write off your successes to timing and good luck. You don’t believe you earned them on your own merits, and you fear others will eventually realise the same thing. Consequently, you pressure yourself to work harder to:

  • keep others from recognising your perceived shortcomings or failures,
  • become worthy of roles you believe you don’t deserve,
  • make up for what you consider your lack of skills,
  • ease feelings of guilt over “tricking” people

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