Top Reads Of The Week: Beware, The Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Top Reads Of The Week: Beware, The Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

“Am I really good enough to be here?”

There are times in a professional’s life where odd questions like these pop at the back of our minds, and we begin to doubt our abilities and talents. We might even constitute our success sorely based on luck and external forces beyond our control. This phenomenon we are facing is known as imposter syndrome.

Our thoughts are more often than not, governed by what society thinks we should be. Yes, it is limiting, and at times suffocating even. But we shouldn’t keep ourselves down and succumb to such reality. We work hard for our achievements, and therefore, we deserve to celebrate every single victory in both career and life.

This week, I would like to share three articles that allow us to dive deeper into what imposter syndrome is and how we should face it head-on to overcome the challenges that go with it.

Yes, The Imposter Syndrome is Real

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There are moments where the feeling of doubt comes creeping upon us, and that is completely natural. But to let those doubts engulf us and affect our actions, that is where we should focus on and get on top of the situation. Don’t worry, you are not alone. An estimated 70% of people experience this situation at some point in their lives too.

Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome Derail Your Business

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The imposter syndrome can become dangerous if left unchecked because not only will it affect us, it might also implicate the teams and people we work together with. As leaders, the first step we should take is to identify and acknowledge the doubts we have and control it before it can start questioning our abilities, and from there, we can move on in confidence.

4 Ways To Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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An inspirational and motivating article revolving around business growth coach Jill McAbe and how she went through imposter syndrome due to a difficult past and unfavourable circumstances. The four tips given might appear simple, but it is highly beneficial for professionals to put into practice and grow beyond the doubts we might have.

Bonus!

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

To end off this week’s article, I have a special bonus for everyone. It is one of, if not, the greatest rock hit ever written, and I feel that it perfectly rounds off the topic we have at hand. Life can sometimes hit us hard, and we might doubt ourselves from time to time, but at the end of the day, we are always and will forever be the best version of ourselves.

Have a good weekend ahead, and remember, don’t stop believing in yourself!

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