Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Most of us spend huge amounts of time and energy worrying about the areas where our knowledge, skills, and abilities are lacking.

We look at a job ad and our eyes jump straight to the part of the job description that we don’t know how to do.

We’re acutely aware of the various ways we don’t measure up to some ideal β€” in our personal, social, and professional lives.

As a result, we live in a state of perpetual imposter syndrome. Always feeling like we’re not quite measuring up, because there is some aspect of life that we haven’t yet mastered.

In doing so, we often overlook our own growth. We forget all the things we have learned and the ways we have progressed.

This week’s question is a way for you to break that cycle.

Ask yourself: What used to be hard for me, but now is easy?

Think about your work, as well as your personal life β€” relationships, social situations, habits, health, etc. and make a list.

What skills have you mastered, obstacles overcome, or confidence have you attained?

Give yourself credit for all that you have already learned and done. πŸŽ‰

Then carry that feeling forward β€” there will always be new things to learn and try for the first time, but you should feel confident, because you’ve mastered new skills before.

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