I get it; you feel like you don’t belong. You feel like you’ve gotten where you are because of luck. I call BS. You are where you belong – do you believe that? You only hurt yourself when you give into imposter syndrome. That’s what it’s called – there’s a name for what you feel and now you must change it.
How Imposter Syndrome Shows Up
Don’t believe me? Let’s look closer at your life. Do you…
- doubt yourself and your abilities?
- fear success or failure?
- sabotage yourself with your own thoughts?
- wonder how you got where you are?
- avoid standing out in your industry?
These sound horrible, don’t they? Get honest with yourself – you feel them too and you must stop. You’re not alone. I had to take a look in the mirror to see how imposter syndrome affects me.
Feel the Fear
Don’t ignore the fear. I know that sounds heavy. Who actually wants to feel fear? But the fear can drive you. Let it. Let it fuel your mindset and push you to the next step. If you aren’t afraid, you may not be challenging yourself. Take the next step. Feel the fear and do it anyway. That is how you make it.
Instead of avoiding criticism, embrace it. Ask for help, learn from your mistakes, and GROW. You want people to know, like, and trust you. That all starts with you; once you exude confidence, folks will pick up on it.
Where do you want to be in 3 Months?
Think about it this way. Where do you want to be 3 months from now? Did you shrug your shoulders? You’re lying to yourself. You know, but you won’t let yourself admit it.
Sit down with your journal or a piece of paper. I promise – writing shit down is a genius game changer. Get your feelings out. Write it out. Jot down personal, business, and relationship goals. Yes, include that desire to marry the love of your life – that’s a goal too. Maybe you want a completely organized, clutter-free closet in the next three months? Or perhaps you want to put some action behind your next-level business idea.
No one is judging. No one is keeping score. Let go of judgment, embrace the journey, and congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come. Only then will you take the steps forward – the steps to meet the goals you wrote down.
Imposter Syndrome doesn’t suit you. It’s not doing you any favors. It’s slowing you down and holding you back. It’s time to get back on track. Your life is a journey – a brief journey. It’s time to embrace what you have, what you want, and make it happen. Are you ready? I’m here for you every step of the way.
Hit reply and tell me one thing you vow to stop doing and one thing you will start doing to get you closer to your 3-month goal.