Imposter Syndrome…

Fake it til you make it. That’s what we are told and it actually works. If you want to be successful, act like a success. Align yourself with like-minded people. Network with those that you want to be like and most of all believe in yourself.

But on the other hand, there are those of us who even when we are actually successful because of our hard work, still feel like a fake. An example is the Oscar award-winning actress Viola Davis who after capturing the award, told a news reporter that she felt like an imposter. It happens and is often very common among successful people. They work hard to achieve and only know how to work hard. Then eventually the hard work is recognized and they can hardly believe it.  Indeed a sign of humility.

Below are some signs of the imposter syndrome that Parlays some people, and how CNN headline news shares to deal with it when it comes.

Symptoms

  • Self Doubt
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Despair

How to Manage

  • Manage yourself
  • Change Negative thoughts to positive
  • Speak up
  • Reestablish yourself  – you have worked hard

So if you have attained success (whether large or small), and feel like an imposter, move past that feeling. You have earned it.

Cheers!

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