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It is a psychological phenomenon that reflects the belief that you’re an inadequate and incompetent failure despite evidence that indicates you’re skilled and quite successful.
They set the bar excessively high for themselves and when they fail to reach their goals, they experience major self-doubt. For this type, success is rarely satisfying because they believe they could’ve done even better.
But that’s not productive. Learning to celebrate achievements is essential if you want to avoid burnout and find contentment.
Impostor workaholics are actually addicted to the validation that comes from working, not to the work itself. They push themselves to work harder, to measure up with their colleagues.
Start drifting away from external validation. No one should have more power to make you feel good about yourself than you.
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.
Perfection can hold you back and prevent you from trying new things or developing existing skills all because of the fear that the results won’t be perfect the first time we attempt something diffe...
When you understand that self doubt and a lack of confidence is something that most people have experienced at some time, it becomes easier to push through these feelings and believe that if other people have overcome impostor syndrome it’s possible for you too.
When you find yourself doubting your right to your success, it can help to focus on your strengths.
Ground your thoughts in facts and take stock of how your have strengths contributed to your achievements.
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