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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in 3 Steps

Do you ever feel like you don't belong?

Like you don't really deserve the success that you've achieved? or maybe even worst like a fraud? If so, you're not alone. Impostor syndrome is a common phenomenon that affects many people.

But what is impostor syndrome, and why does it occur? In this article, we will explore these questions and offer some tips on how to overcome impostor syndrome and feel worthy of your accomplishments.


Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people doubt their accomplishments and feel like they are frauds. Despite evidence to the contrary, people suffering from impostor syndrome believe that they are not intelligent or skilled enough to deserve the success they have achieved. This can lead to anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem.


There are many factors that can contribute to impostor syndrome. One of the most common is perfectionism. Perfectionists often set unrealistic standards for themselves and then beat themselves up when they don't meet those standards. This can create a feeling of inadequacy and make it difficult to celebrate successes, leading to impostor syndrome.


Other contributing factors include comparison (comparing ourselves to others who we perceive as more successful or talented), imposter experiences (such as being the only woman in a male-dominated field), and success that comes too easily (which can lead to self-doubt).


If you think you might be suffering from impostor syndrome, there are some things you can do to overcome it. First, it's important to become aware of your negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself. Once you're aware of them, you can start to challenge and divert them. For example, instead of thinking "I'm not good enough," try telling yourself "I am capable and I have what it takes."


It's also helpful to build a support network of people who believe in you and your abilities. These people can offer encouragement and help you to see your accomplishments in a more positive light.


Finally, make sure to celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. Acknowledge your hard work and give yourself credit where it's due. Remember, you are deserving of your accomplishments -- impostor syndrome be damned!

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