I had heard about this ‘condition’ and learned of its meaning, just by accident, while learning of something else. Never put too much thought into it as I was focused on something else at the time..Then yesterday, it popped back into my head while I was thinking of my latest accomplishments…like it wasn’t me. But it was. IMPOSTER SYNDROME!!
I had it!! Jeez!! And I am just now realizing this?!?
Odds are pretty good that you will, too as it is estimated that 70% of Americans do.
I have no idea where whoever came up with that statistic.
Kinda like 99% of all constipated humans don’t give a crap.
Anyways…Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.
Has this happened to you? You are in a room full of ‘experts’ on something you are to speak to on that same something and you all of a sudden feel like your head is going to explode as they all point at you like Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers?
Yeah, me neither. Well, not in quite that intensity anyways. I did have a job at an upscale hotel where people looked to me for answers for Event Technology and Information Technology so you kind of had to sink or swim. I swam for 6 years. Then I got tired of being depended on so much so I gave up that life and got out of that pond. Totally unrelated.
When I had that epiphany in the park yesterday, though, that I knew I was afflicted? I felt a shift in my psyche. A light bulb popped on. Things were literally somehow clearer, different. They still are.
That is why I wanted to write to you about this…
It is awesome when you can learn from someone else’s pain or suffering, ain’t it?
As soon as I became aware I had it, it started going away.
Shine the light on something and if it knows it is not supposed to be there, it will go away…
I found multiple articles on how to alleviate this silent confidence killer from you on Google.
But what worked for me? Just awareness of it.
Awareness is freakin’ awesome!!!
I am literally living a different life now. I feel lighter, almost. It’s really amazing. It’s like curtains are pulled back from in front of my eyes…slowly.
Every human should feel this good…all the time.
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Thank you, fellow humans for all you do!!