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Seeing the “impostor syndrome” differently

Start seeing it not as a syndrome, but as a part of the human condition. Because everybody feels like that at one time or another.

Learn to see its positive parts: not knowing exactly what you are doing is a gift because there are no absolute right answers. You are coming at something with fresh eyes

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... but feeling like a failure is not. And in today's world that's incredibly easy, especially because social media gives you access to people you look up to; that makes comparing your accomplishments to theirs almost effortless.

Feeling miserable about...

Failure is an important part of growth, a valuable learning experience.

But failure is not the goal, it is not something to strive for. It is merely a byproduct of trying new things, taking risks and learning.

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The Impostor Syndrome

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The impostor syndrome is the sense that our accomplishments are in some way underserved, no matter how consistent the evidence is to the contrary.

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