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A feeling of being unworthy and secretly cheating your audience/employer or followers is common and natural, especially in the field of writing.
70 percent of millennials have reported that they have experienced impostor syndrome.
Underestimating yourself is actually a better strategy than to overestimate your abilities, and exaggerating your efforts.
This is a form of false confidence, when we believe that we are above average in just about everything.
Some people form a ‘halo’ around themselves at being extremely competent while being the opposite, as they are unable to measure or even see their shortcomings. This is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
Writers who are confident set realistic and controllable goals to overcome the impostor syndrome.
Focusing on days or weeks of progress, with regular review/tracking gets us to know our productivity with supporting data, as opposed to our feelings that are unreliable.
A lot of the writer's best work is produced when they are at a certain time and space. There may be certain external factors, the morning freshness, the outdoor greens, or the hustle-bustle of the café that gets the creative juices flowing, and it is unique to all.
Get to know what stokes your fire and recreate that setting as a ritual.
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Is a psychological phenomenon that reflects the core belief that you are an inadequate, incompetent, and a failure, despite evidence that indicates you're skilled and successful.
From a psychological standpoint, it may be influenced by certain factors early in life, particularly the development of certain beliefs and attitude towards success and one's self-worth.
It is the feeling that you are not worthy of your designation, title, position or success.
Your accomplishments may be due to luck or effort, but you feel you lack the talent or skill ...
The antidote to the impostor syndrome is self-efficacy, which is about learning one's own value.
Self-efficacy is described as a perceived ability to succeed at a particular task. It means having rock-solid confidence, a supercharged belief in your ability.
The new generation has experienced a never-ending stream of expectations, where their achievements are never enough. They are always pushed up on the edge of perfection, being rated and scored ever...