4 tactics for Overcome Impostor Syndrome
The good news is there are some simple steps you can take right away to build your confidence and overcome impostor syndrome.
By incorporating these 4 behaviors into your routine, you should have a more defined sense of the value and experience you bring to each exchange in the workplace. These tactics can help you start to own your success and stop feeling like a fraud:
1. Focus on the facts.
List your achievements and objectively assess the skills, capabilities, and qualities that helped you succeed thus far. Allow yourself to feel proud of your accomplishments. Consciously avoid giving “luck” credit for your success.
2. Challenge limiting beliefs.
Examine your deep-seated beliefs about the criteria for success. Then look for facts or examples to test whether these criteria are actually valid, and how they might hold you back. Recognize the valuable perspective you’ve gained from personal hardships you’ve faced.
3. Claim your strength.
Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, embrace your assets, and reflect on how to leverage them more fully. Advocate for yourself and own your strengths. Don’t shy away from some authentic self-promotion.
4. Talk about it.
Share your feelings with trusted friends, colleagues, a mentor, or an executive coach to put them in perspective and help you reinforce the positive changes you are making. Then, move on. Avoid rumination, which just creates stress, or letting yourself dwell.
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