Our Troublesome Inner Voice

The infamous Imposter Syndrome, where we secretly believe that we are not worthy of our position, affects all kinds of people across all sectors, and mostly happens due to the fear of failure.

We are unable to recognize the inner voice that makes us feel like a fraudulent person. Our inner critic needs to be silenced and replaced with motivating and encouraging thoughts.

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You Are More Than the Voice in Your Head

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Journaling can be a great tool to put the negative self-critic out of our minds and on paper.

The self-talk, when written down, morphs into self-compassion and is devoid of its power on us.

Intentional deep breathing is a sure-fire way to increase the oxygen levels inside you and to de-stress yourself.

Most people use a quarter of their lung capacity and only need to take a few long and slow breaths to feel better.

Just like journaling, verbalizing your thoughts by confiding in a trusted aide or a close friend is cathartic.

They will repair your diminished mindset and self-doubt and put your confidence back on your face.

We often don’t have high regard for ourselves, due to our upbringing or life experiences.

If we are not sure of ourselves, we can try to visualize what our idol would do in the same situation, and how the seemingly insurmountable problem would be managed by that person.

If we focus on what matters to us in the long run, and what impacts our career, we will find that the fear of failure or the ‘internal feeling of intellectual phoniness’ is trivial.

Setting our eyes on long term goals and vision removes the temporary feelings of unworthiness.

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