August 7, 2019

Imposter Syndrome

I see a lot of advice that people shed imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern of thinking where people doubt the worth of their experience and accomplishments. The fear of being exposed as a phony controls the thinking and takes the wheel of the person’s confidence and drives the person to take actions to prevent exposure.

Imposter syndrome can be a major negative force in people’s lives. However, we sometimes confuse imposter syndrome with the nagging reality of inexperience.

It’s important for us to embrace our inexperience and honest with ourselves when we have things to learn. Growth is positive and new experiences require a void of experience to fill. We should embrace the void and shouldn’t confuse its presence with Imposter Syndrome.

Don’t get it twisted; you should be proud of your experience and own the person you are in this moment. Just don’t let your aversion to the feeling of inexperience trick you into thinking you know more than you really know. Focus on growth and be kind to yourself.

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