Ever feel like an Imposter in your own life?
If you find yourself doubting your accomplishments or experiencing a fear of being exposed as a fraud, you may be experiencing a case of “imposter syndrome”.
Whether you’re familiar with the term imposter syndrome or not, the symptoms are surprisingly common. Leaving imposter syndrome unchecked, however, could be holding you back in different areas of your life and, in more extreme cases, could actually become debilitating.
The good news is that there are a number of simple strategies that you could use to help you quieten your inner imposter.
What on earth is imposter syndrome?
Like many terms we hear banded around, there is no single definition. These are a few that resonate with me.
“A collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence” –