Overcome The Imposter Syndrome In A Few Steps

Posted on 7th June 2023

How to overcome imposter syndrome in just a few steps?

If you're like most of the senior executives I've worked with, you might be feeling "lucky" to be in the position you are, as if you haven't earned it... 

Or you might feel that you're not as competent in your job as your employer thinks and constantly feel at risk of being exposed (๐Ÿ‘‹ hello imposter syndrome!).

If sometimes it's true that you don't perform at your best and you notice some avoidable missteps, it's not because you're not competent enough, but specifically, beca๐˜‚se YOU THINK you're not competent enough.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—ง: When you doubt yourself, you're putting your brain into a constant state of THREAT, activating your fight or flight response (as if your life was at risk). When you're in such a state, energy usually devoted to the prefrontal cortex (your brain logic centre) goes to your limbs (as expected in case your life is at risk and you need to run away).

Obviously, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜… ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ป'๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น without the necessary energy, resulting in your performing more poorly. And that's how your thinking that you're not good enough turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ.

If you experience those symptoms, rest assured: you are great, and yes, you deserve to be where you are. The problem's not you but something that is not working optimally in your brain. ๐Ÿง 

And if the problem is in the brain, you must intervene there by ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ:

โžก๏ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€: recognise that imposter syndrome is a self-imposed limiting belief and you should challenge it by reframing your thoughts. Instead of thinking "I don't belong here," try "I deserve to be here and have earned my successes"โšก(DM me to learn how my neuroscience-based approach can help)

โžก๏ธ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€: acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments. Keep a record of your successes and remind yourself when you're doubtful. Read how the LoveFolder can help here.โœŒ๏ธ

โžก๏ธ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€: failure is a part of life and a great learning opportunity. Instead of fearing it, embrace it and learn from it (that's what all the successful people you know do)

โคด๏ธ Remember, imposter syndrome is a common experience which has nothing to do with reality and certainly does not define you or your abilities.

Do these simple exercises and track how you feel throughout - you'll undoubtedly notice a quick improvement.

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