Are you a victim of Imposter Syndrome? (part two)

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Are you a victim of Imposter Syndrome? (part two)
In my post yesterday, I talked about imposter syndrome, what it is and signs that you may be experiencing it.

So today, I want to share with you some ways that if you do have impostor syndrome, you can overcome it.

👉 Recognize and acknowledge your feelings:
The first step in overcoming imposter syndrome is to acknowledge that it exists. Recognize that your self-doubt is not based on reality but is instead a result of internalized beliefs and societal pressures.

👉 Challenge your negative thoughts:
Whenever self-doubt creeps in, challenge those negative thoughts. Remind yourself of your accomplishments, skills, and the hard work you have put in to get where you are today. Focus on the evidence of your competence rather than dwelling on perceived shortcomings.

👉 Seek support:
Reach out to trusted friends, family members, mentors, or coaches who can provide you with encouragement and perspective. Doing this will help you realize that you are not alone and that many people experience similar doubts. (Word of caution though…when seeking help from family or friends, truly make sure they have your best interests in mind.)

👉 Celebrate your successes:
By celebrating your achievements, and not downplaying them. Take the time to acknowledge your hard work and the milestones you have reached. Celebrating your successes can boost your confidence and help counteract imposter syndrome.

👉 Embrace failure as a learning opportunity:
Remember failure is a natural part of growth and development. Instead of letting failure reinforce feelings of inadequacy, view it as an opportunity to learn and grow. In fact, take the advice of John Knotts who says #plan2fail

Trust that you belong right where you are and believe that you are worthy of all that you do. Stop comparing yourself to others and be the best version of you.

Go make a difference in someone’s life today!

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