Be free from feeling like a fraud with 3 confidence strategies to overcome Impostor Syndrome in your daily thought life. Today’s Episode #29 of The Confidence Podcast digs deep into the confidence issues that keep us from celebrating and unleashing the greatness that we really have within.
NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
The impostor feelings can be divided into three sub-categories:
1. Feeling like a fake: the belief that one does not deserve his or her successor professional position and that somehow other have been deceived into thinking otherwise. This goes together with a fear of being, “found out”, discovered or “unmasked”. People who feel this way would identify with statements such as: “I can give the impression that I am more competent than I really am.” “I am often afraid that others will discover how much knowledge I really lack”.
2. Attributing success to luck: Another aspect of the impostor syndrome is the tendency to attribute success to luck or to other external reasons and not to your own internal abilities. Someone with such feeling would refer to an achievement by saying, “I just got lucky this time” “it was a fluke” and with fear that they will not be able to succeed the next time.
3. Discounting Success: The third aspect is a tendency to downplay success and discount it. One with such feelings would discount an achievement by saying, “it is not a big deal,” “it was not important.” One example of this is discounting the fact that they made it here, which is really a big success. Or saying, “I did well because it is an easy class, etc.” Or, you might have a hard time accepting compliments.
Three Strategies for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome:
#1: Know that you are good enough
#2: Stop holding your breath
#3: Celebrate big and small wins
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