We all have it. But that very fact takes away it’s power (or at least it should).
Impostor syndrome isn’t all bad. Challenging your own self-worth can be a crutch or an advantage.
If you let self-doubt take over, that thinking could neuter your ability to continue performing at your best or achieve your true potential.
But a little fear can also be a motivator. It can help you keep your edge, take nothing for granted, bring your A-game every time.
Believing that you have something to prove can sharpen your focus or wither your confidence. How you talk to yourself can make all the difference.
What do you believe when you get up in the morning, about yourself and your potential?
How do you balance confidence with humility, self-confidence with empathy?
Do you start each day with a plan based on your priorities, your objectives, your passion?
Do you regularly recognize that for which you are grateful?
I’ve noticed often that those with the worst cases of impostor syndrome are those for whom it really isn’t necessary. But there’s a lesson in that as well.