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  • Writer's pictureRebekka Darge

Imposter Syndrome Alert? Just Do It Scared!

Do you ever feel like you're not good enough? Like you aren't smart enough, or talented enough, or experienced enough? Do you feel like the things you've accomplished are just not good enough because they don't line up with what other people have done? The feeling that you don't deserve to be where you are, or the fear of being found out as a fraud, is called Imposter Syndrome. It's a real thing — and it's more common than you might think!

Don't worry: You can overcome self-doubt and move forward with authenticity.

Here are three steps that can help you conquere that imposter:

Step 1: Recognize the feeling.

Imposter Syndrome can come at any time and in any context—from your first day at a new job to the moment before giving a presentation to a group of new people. When it hits, take a deep breath and recognize what's happening. Recognize the difference between competence and confidence. Imposter syndrome happens when people think they don't have the skills or talent necessary to do the job well, but they actually do have those skills and talents. It is time to see that you have the skills but there is a lack of confidence in your own capabilities.

Step 2: Don't compare yourself to others.

You have your own unique talents and qualities, and comparing yourself to others will only make things worse. Instead, focus on your strengths and celebrate them!

Step 3: Take action!

When you're feeling self-doubt creep in, don't give up! Just remember that all great achievements start with small steps — so take one today and keep moving forward until you reach your goal! Switch on your courage and: Just do it scared! If I can do it.. so can you!

Eventually, I would say that we all experience feelings of inediquacy. And maybe Imposter Syndrome can also be seen as a side effect of "leveling up!". So do not fret. If you need help with any of these steps - reach out to me. I can help you see the patterns and step into your confident self.


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