Imposter!!! ? Don’t get caught…

One thing that keeps popping into my head over and over again is the fear of being ‘found out’ or imposter syndrome.

After a few weeks on cloud nine, everything was looking peachy, until something came up at work and I realised I don’t know 100% what to do!

It hit me like a lead balloon, that ‘what ifs’.  What if I’m not good enough?  What if I don’t really understand what is being asked of me? 

In the past, I would have succumbed to the ‘what ifs’.  I would haven self sabotaged and hide from the task.  ???

Or take a step back from the task, or maybe even not stepped further forward until I was certain what was being asked and I knew all the answers.  

But this time, I am going to make sure I realise that is all just rubbish data in my head.  

Everyone feels that way from time to time.  Therefore I need to back myself and recognise I can always learn what I don’t know.  I will be open and honest about what I can and can’t do skills wise.  

And most importantly I won’t run and hide from the challenge, for fear of being ‘found out’.  Instead I’m going to embrace it!  

I can turn this into a strength, instead of a weakness and plan out how to honestly assess my skills and knowledge, without loading up the guilt/shame/fear that can stem from feeling like an imposter… ?

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