How to overcome Imposter Syndrome
There is power in the words that we speak to and over ourselves. When I first started out I caught myself spending a lot of time worry about not being considered an expert because I didn’t have all the fancy bells and whistles. The main part I kept on forgetting is that I am doing the work . I am investing in the knowledge. Most importantly I have the experience so why am I am tripping.
Imposter Syndrome: Is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being as a Fraud
Can I be honest ?All the information you have is enough to get started. Even if you don’t know everything. It is enough.
The reason you are passionate about your purpose is because it’s something that is already inside of you . The reality is we shy away from what we accomplish because we do not want to come off as an imposter or be judge by our peers (Which is all in our head ). I still have moments where I have remind myself I got this , here are a few things that help me.
Seperate Feelings from Facts
Stop giving so much power to temporary feelings. What I do now when I find myself drifting to that place 1. Will this matter 30 days from now ? 2. Will this matter a year from now ? 3.Lastly can this help me further my purpose? Decide if this worth giving so much energy. Although you may not think you are an expert , the facts is you have the experience, you have the results so own it.
Have you found yourself passing up on opportunities because you don’t think you qualified. I have done this and I was so hard on myself . What I am currently working on is accepting compliments without pointing out what I can do better. I recently talked to my best friend about this and she simply said “just say thank you and that’s it “.which will leave me owning the space . With so many moving parts or information around us just own your gifts and purpose.