Do you ever feel like a fraud? Like an impostor? I know very well that this isn’t a good feeling, but it actually might not be a bad sign. All evidence suggests that if you’re feeling like an impostor, you’re probably not one.
The following advice will help you overcome your crippling self-doubt.
Do you doubt you deserve your promotion and fear it’s just a matter of time before you’re found out as a talentless fraud? Congratulations. You’re among the most successful people on the planet.
Impostor syndrome might actually serve an important function. It forces you to check and re-check your work, making sure you haven’t made any mistakes, consider different approaches, and generally be critical of yourself in a positive sense.
If you’re lacking some self-confidence and feel like you’re not good enough to be doing what you do, compare your present day work to previous work. When you do this, it will be clearly visible to you how much progress you’ve made. And you can only go up from here.
Imposter Syndrome does have some redeeming value. It keeps us humble. It keeps us curious.
Until Next Week
Never forget that your contribution to the world matters and that you have a unique voice and perspective that should be heard. Every one of us has. Yes, even you.