Imposter Syndrome Are you good enough?
Posted: Monday April 5 2021
By: Abbie Coleman
Although sometimes it can feel that way. In a world of airbrushed insta lives, it’s very easy to feel that we’re not doing enough, that we don’t deserve to be where we are or to go after we want. If that sounds like you, you’re not alone, Imposter Syndrome is something which affects most of us at some point in our lives and careers and whether you’re considering a return to work or you’re already there, imposter syndrome doesn’t discriminate, we’ve all felt it. It’s perfectly normal to have these feelings and it’s also entirely possible to overcome them.
Having doubts about whether you’re good enough? – It’s not just you.
Here I share 5 tips to help challenge imposter syndrome
1. Make the most of your support network
When you’re finding it hard to believe in yourself a great way to give yourself a boost is by making the most of your support network whether that’s colleagues who think you’re fantastic, husbands, wives, best friends or Mum’s – engage those people who believe in you and really try to take on board and embrace what they’re saying, write them down, even if it seems silly it means you can refer back to them at any time when you feel need support.
2. Focus on learning
Continued education can have a great effect on feelings of self-doubt, sometimes we are in the position where we feel our knowledge is lacking or that we don’t really deserve to be there, turn that negative energy into a positive one by focusing on learning about the things that you’re lacking confidence in, you’ll feel like you’re taking pro-active steps to address your concerns and you will learn new skills and gain knowledge in the process!