Have you felt it before?
The sinking feeling that you’ve been fooling everyone into thinking that you’re better, smarter and more qualified than you really are?
If so, there’s an official name for this issue.
This insidious mind virus is known as The Impostor Syndrome, and here’s an excellent definition of it, courtesy of Fast Company:
Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to see their own accomplishments, dismissing them as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be.”
The good news is that if you’re thinking that you’re alone in feeling like a fraud–you’re not. I’m right there with you.
Here’s my story, and more importantly, here’s how we can win the fight against Impostor Syndrome, starting today. [Read more…]