Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Dealing With Impostor Syndrome
When it comes to acknowledging one’s contribution and personal gifts (the ones you share with the world through your day-to-day or the work you do or the advice you give, etc.), there’s quite some challenge to deal with between feeling you haven’t done enough, could have done better or want to be better, and so on.
In these moments it is very fortunate for those who are on an inner growth journey because thanks to that journey you are able to regain your center by looking within; and thanks to self-consciousness and awareness being a part of this path, you are also guided in recognizing the various components that are playing a role in the situation.
Here are some ways to deal with these moments while pursuing inner growth and balance.
- Every morning name one thing you know you’re good at and pay attention to how you feel when you think about this. If you notice any weight or mixed feelings, ask yourself why you feel this way. When you ask the question, pretend it’s a loved one you’re giving the answer to.
- Think of one incident where you felt you didn’t do enough and find out if you were doing your best or not. If the answer is yes, then you couldn’t have done more; if the answer is no, then follow up with why not (why didn’t you give it your best and what can you do to change that, do you want to change that, etc.).
- Think of five loved ones who have come to you with feelings of undeserving recognition for the work they did and next to each person, remember what it is you told them. Use those five situations whenever you find yourself in a moment of self-doubt in regards to work performance.
Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊