Black and white thinking heightens Imposter Syndrome—that small voice that consistently says “You’re a fraud and one day they’ll find you out.” In other words it means that we somehow don’t have faith in our own feelings or identity.
Here are my 9 tips to tackle Imposter Syndrome:
- Perfectionism and unrealistic expectations feed the Imposter Syndrome. It’s best to tell myself that I can master what I do but I’m not necessarily the Master of it.
- Stop comparing myself with others.
- Tell myself I have the right to blog and help others.
- Keep on going, raise the bar and dig deep.
- I try to own and internalise success and achievement (however small they appear).
- Expose myself and accept vulnerability (painful I know.)
- Recognise that actually Imposter Syndrome exists (its power seems to diminish when you give it a name)
- “Fake it til you make it.”
- FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real. What evidence in my 57 years do I have that someone has said to me “Aha—I’ve found you out…”
Do share your experiences and take care.