As the month of May is coming to an end, I would love to have a look at Imposter syndrome as part of self help series I have with the podcast. We always hear the word imposter syndrome every now and then. Imposter syndrome made me not to do this and that but what is this imposter syndrome that we always use as an excuse to not accomplish what we want.
Imposter syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own effort. Have I ever suffered from imposter syndrome? Yes, and every human has and suffers from it as it is something normal that people should start having conversations about.
Symptoms of imposter syndrome
What does imposter syndrome look like? Is second guessing yourself a symptom of imposter syndrome?
- Thinking you are less capable than you are.
- Refusing to take credit for success.
- Fear of not measuring up.
How to overcome imposter syndrome
a.) Surround yourself with like minded people
Birds of the same feather flock together, you are most likely to achieve a lot of things in life when you surround yourself with people who think like you or people who have greater minds, minds that focus you to level up. You do not need people who put down every now and then in life. Protect yourself and protect your energy.
b.) There’s no failure only feedback
Put your hands up if you have never felt like a failure. Am 100% sure that no hands will be up as at one point in our lives we have often felt like failures, losses in our lives. First things first there is nothing wrong with being a failure, what you do after failing is what that matters. Pick yourself up when you fall and do it over and over again practice in deed makes perfect so do not stop until you can do it.
c.) Embrace your fear
How many times have you been scared to do things but after doing it you wander why you were scared to do it? There are many opportunities you close just because you can’t embrace your fears. Gather the courage to embrace the things you fear the most.