Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I am here to talk to you about something that I have really wanted to talk about for quite a while, but I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to say or how exactly to say it. So if you don’t know what imposter syndrome is, it’s basically where you feel like you don’t belong where you are and thus you are an imposter. Like if you have a job that you don’t think you really belong in and you feel like you shouldn’t be there. And I know this is something that I have struggled with in the past and I’ve worked through it quite a bit, so today I wanted to share with some tips on how you can deal with imposter syndrome if you are struggling with it as well.
1. Stop thinking everyone else is smarter than you.
There will be people who know more about certain things than you, can do things that you can’t, and are better at certain things. However, you are also one of those people to someone else. So just because you don’t know everything doesn’t mean that you are an imposter or you don’t belong. You just have to keep trying and keep learning. Don’t spend your time thinking you shouldn’t be somewhere because everyone is better than you. It takes time to get to a point where you have the knowledge they have. Most of them probably don’t start out knowing everything there is to know. So don’t add on the pressure of feeling like you don’t belong because everyone else seems like they have it all together because they probably don’t most of the time.
2. Make a list of all the things you have accomplished.
Don’t sell yourself short. There are so many things that you have done in your life that you can be proud of. So write down the big things that you have accomplished and the small things. Learn to recognize yourself for what you bring to the table, not what you don’t bring. You are so much more than just one thing. So make a list of what you have done and all the good that you have done and that will give a visual representation that you bring good to what you do. You aren’t as bad off as you think and you might be surprised at how much better you feel afterwards.
3. Stop being afraid of failure.
When struggling with imposter syndrome, one of the biggest things that I know personally caused it for me is that I am so afraid of failure. So when I start something new I know that I could fail, and therefore, that I shouldn’t be doing it. I don’t do things that I am not 100% confident that I can succeed at. But over the past year or so I have really pushed myself to let go of that fear and just do the things that I want to do. And for the most part that has really worked out for me. So I challenge you to do the same. If you feel like an imposter, think about all the things you would do if you weren’t afraid. And then, do them. Don’t allow your fear to take over and make you feel like an imposter because you are so much more than that.
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