If You Want to Feel Successful, Embrace Your Imposter Syndrome
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 every moment.
This is a major cause of the phenomenon of the Impostor Syndrome, where an individual secretly has the notion of being incompetent or unqualified for the role or job, even though he or she may have been a high-achiever, and most likely a perfectionist.
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We believe they’re caused by luck, timing, or other factors outside of our control, instead of embracing the fact that we’re actually responsible for having made them happen.
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One should not be defensive when provided with negative feedback, and understand that it is for our own good.
One needs to act on the feedback by approaching it from a neutral and objective standpoint, not taking it as a personal attack. Instead of reacting, just pause and listen. Reflect on the feedback, giving yourself some time and space to respond with a level head.
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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.