Imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern where an individual doubts their abilities, accomplishments and skills and has a persistent fear that they do not deserve to be where they are.
It is not uncommon. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 70% of people will go on to experience this phenomenon at least once in their lives.
How can I overcome imposter syndrome?
1. Don’t compare yourself
Our feelings of inadequacy stem from a relative comparison we draw with our peers, or even strangers we see on the internet. Remember that everyone’s journey is unique and often what people choose to show is only the tip of the iceberg. Focus on your growth and celebrate your wins.
2. Express your thoughts to your support network
We are our harshest critics. When we share moments of self-judgment with those we trust and respect, the perception that they have of us can differ greatly and can better ground you in reality.
3. Shift your mindset
Instead of identifying your anxiety as a confirmation that you are not worthy, see it as something to get excited about.
Tell yourself: “I feel uncomfortable right now, but this is normal. This is how I grow as a person.”
For any anxieties you may be facing, remember that Mind You is here for you. Book a session with one of our psychologists and get the support that you may need.
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