How to Beat Imposter Syndrome

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Imposter syndrome is when you feel that you have succeeded because of sheer luck and not because of your experience and qualifications.  I experienced this earlier on in my career and it’s a pretty awful feeling. Much of feeling like an imposter is self doubt, but you don’t have to put up with feeling like this forever.   Here are my top tips to beat imposter syndrome:

  1. Recognize you are not alone - about 70% of people experience similar feelings and it can be beat.

  2. Ask yourself is this helping me or holding me back?  Stop comparing yourself to others and stop worrying about what could go wrong.

  3. Take action, remind yourself daily that you deserve to be where you are, focused on what you want (like your goals)  NOT what you don’t want.

Remember: You would never be where you are today if people didn't believe in your ability.  You earned your success and are an expert in your field!

Elizabeth Koraca