Have you ever felt like whatever you’ve accomplished in life is just because of luck, and that you are undeserving? People think that you are a fraudster and have no real skills.
Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. It is this pattern of behaviour where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.
Imposter syndrome is a real thing, no kidding. It’s when people think that they don’t deserve what they have and that they are just being an imposter in front of the people around them.
How do you deal with it?
- By simply acknowledging and realising that most people face imposter syndrome, you can approach these thoughts differently.
- By believing that you don’t need to be the best in the world to do something.
- By being kind to yourself, talk it out, move on. It’s like one of those days when we don’t feel bright.
Imposter syndrome is common and to an extent, is a sign that one understands their shortcomings. The real question is what does one do at that point of time?
Acknowledge, accept, prepare, work on it, acknowledge feedback, change… rinse and repeat.