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  • Margaret Marques

Impostor Syndrome Stuckness

Updated: Feb 27

Have you ever felt like you don't truly deserve your successes, that your accomplishments are just a stroke of luck, and sooner or later, you'll be exposed as a fraud? That's what we call "Impostor Syndrome," and it's more common than you might think.

Imposter syndrome may look something like this;

Questioning your abilities, setting unrealistically high standards for yourself, and constantly comparing achievements to others. It's this constant fear of being seen as less competent than people perceive you to be.

Perfectionism is a constant companion, always pushing you to meet impossible standards. Even when you succeed, you find yourself downplaying those accomplishments, attributing them to luck or external factors. Accepting praise? That's a struggle. You may tend to dismiss it, feel uncomfortable or even undeserving.

It's a tough mindset to break out of, but recognizing these patterns is the first step. Another is to learn to acknowledge your achievements, no matter how small, and to give yourself credit where it's due. Seeking support from friends, family, or colleagues is also crucial.

Remember, you're not alone in this. Many high-achievers experience impostor syndrome. It's okay to acknowledge your accomplishments and embrace your capabilities, learn to do this on a daily basis with support. Break free from the cycle of self-doubt and give yourself the credit you deserve.


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