The Impostor Syndrome And Our Expectations
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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For someone who has big goals, which I hope you do. It can be easy to experience self-doubt because the goals seem unattainable.
However, your goals are not the problem, they are actually great. But when you seem to not be making progress, do not doubt yourself.
Instead, be compassionate to yourself as you would others.
We are only human and all make mistakes along the way.
It’s normal to experience feelings of doubt when we are faced with new or challenging situations. It is something that we all may experience at certain times in our lives. However, when it becomes debilitating for us, that’s when we may need more tools to overcome self-doubt.
persistent self-doubt is not addressed, it can lead to:
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