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Imposter Syndrome

Even though I knew that I was capable of doing a job, I remained filled with self-doubt. It was many years later that I discovered with the help of a few mentors, friends, and coaches that there was a name for what I felt - imposter syndrome

You might not see it around you clearly, but imposter syndrome is ingrained everywhere. It's a feeling that a lot of people can relate with: why do I feel like a fake, even though I'm eminently qualified for this job? Despite having education and training, many have never been able to break free from doubts about their merits and move towards a higher level of achievement. How do you continue to achieve your dreams in spite of this constant voice in your head?

  • Accept that there is no cure. This is an issue that can be managed over time but will never completely disappear.

  • Talk about your feelings to people you #trust. If you don’t have support in place, find that community online, join a mentorship club. You will find comfort in knowing you are not alone.

  • Accept your strengths and your limitations: throw the stuff you hate doing or are bad at.

  • Motivate yourself through kindness, not fear. Think of the positive impact you’ve had on others and the things that you do.

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