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… ?