How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome has damaging effects on those who are often high achievers. Women and people of color can be even more adversely affected by the depression and self-doubt that can come with impostor syndrome. Estimates say that up to 90% of people feel impostor syndrome at some point in their lives. Maybe some of the ideas being put forth about personal value need to be evaluated on a societal level.

Impostor syndrome shows up in feeling like a fraud or wondering when people will discover that you are not who you really are. This can be crippling for some people and for others, they live in a quiet misery. When impostor syndrome is present, internalizing and owning your success and achievements is difficult.

Not owning your successes can bring about self-doubt and a lack of confidence. Then your self-esteem or sense of real value begins to become undermined.

You are not alone. There is help.

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, frustration, insomnia, low self-confidence, or a sense of being unworthy, you may be experiencing the impact of impostor syndrome. Let’s discuss 6 strategies that can help.

Overcoming impostor syndrome requires that you:

SPEAK UP

NEVER LET A LIE GO UNCHALLENGED

DEVELOP COPING STRATEGIES

Your feelings are not facts. When you share them, you afford yourself the opportunity to distinguish and discern the facts and then release the feelings that are not serving your highest good.

Having a diverse leisure life including relaxation and fulfilling activities that are not work or school related help you take your mind into place that serves your self-concept and welfare.

CELEBRATE CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS

LEARN HOW TO HANDLE DISAPPOINTMENT AND FAILURE

ENJOY THE MESSINESS OF LIFE

When you are being your authentic self and living in integrity, you cannot possibly be an impostor.

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