Do you suffer from this?
Symptoms include: feeling inadequate, fear of being “found out,” never feeling good enough and a host of other shitty feelings.
I used to say everyone suffers from it, but I’ve recently changed my mind.
No, the only people suffering from Imposter Syndrome are those who are living lives of courage.
Listen, if you’re living a comfortable, cushy life where safety is your primary concern, where making sure you never fail is on your agenda and where you never risk looking stupid, I can guarantee you don’t suffer from Imposter Syndrome.
It’s only when you’re out there living a big, bold life, attempting to realize your potential that Imposter Syndrome sneaks in.
That doesn’t mean you don’t suffer. Pushing the envelope and reaching for the stars can activate Imposter Syndrome and make you feel miserable. The fear that someone will find out you have no idea what you’re doing can eat you alive.
Here’s what you need to remember: you’ll never know “enough.” And that’s because there’s always more to learn! No one ever feels 100% ready when taking on new challenges. And waiting until you do feel ready means you’ll keep waiting and waiting and waiting.
You’re not an imposter.
When Imposter Syndrome rears its ugly head remind yourself this is a good sign. It means you’re stepping out in boldness and living into your potential. Take Imposter Syndrome and flip the script: see it as evidence that you’re willing to feel uncomfortable in order to live the life of your dreams.
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