Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

“Am I really good enough?”
“I’m worried everyone will find out that I’m making it up as I go along”
“I’m worn out & not sure I’ve got it anymore!”

Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it?

But these are real comments, from real people ….. as they hit up against resistance, self doubt & fear, over & over again in their career journey.

When you’ve been rejected, not listened to or not included in the A-team for most of your career despite equal if not better performances ….. it can be tough to stay resilient & keep going!

Imposter syndrome is an insidious beast.

Which makes the work I do, so much more important.

I don’t always have all the answers either.

I too have doubts and fears just like everyone else.

Feeling like a fraud can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

But I keep on keeping on because I know I’m fighting the good fight.

And love being part of making a difference.

So, next time you say to yourself “I’m not good enough” realise that every one feels this way

No-one said leadership would be comfortable.

But it’s those with true grit who will keep on going

And for the thousands who do keep going in the face of self doubt? 

RESPECT

Get comfortable with discomfort – it’s part and parcel of a difference worth making

 

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