Break Free of Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome and how can you break free of the hold it has on you?

Imposter syndrome is a silent saboteur that robs many talented individuals of the recognition and fulfillment they deserve. It has detrimental effects on countless individuals. But here’s the good news: with the right guidance and support, you can break free from its grip and unleash your true potential like never before.

Often the root cause of Imposter Syndrome is not easily uncovered, but here’s more good news… you don’t have to understand why you feel the way you do about yourself to overcome Imposter Syndrome.  All you really need is the desire to move past the feelings that hold you back. 

Limiting Thoughts and Beliefs

The belief that we are not good enough, is nothing more than one or more limiting thoughts that we picked up somewhere along the path to becoming an adult.  Little babies are not born with Imposter Syndrome and they have no limiting ideas about what they can and can’t do.  Babies and children simply get the idea to do something and they just do it.  They don’t do Internet research to learn how to crawl or walk or talk and they don’t poll their friends to find out if their friends think they have the ability to crawl, walk or talk.

Adults on the other hand, overthink nearly everything! We talk ourselves out of even trying something before we take the first step. The inner critic has a loud voice and acts like it thinks it is the voice of God, but that critical voice only has power over you if you give it that power.

Too often, we clearly see the gifts and potential in others, but we fail to see those gifts in ourselves.  Whenever I work with someone who is dealing with limiting beliefs, the first thing I ask them to tell me, is what they have achieved and accomplished so far in their life.  I want them to see themselves as the amazing individuals they truly are and not as the “nothing special” that they have led themselves to believe they are.  

Go Ahead, Toot Your Own Horn

Some of us were taught as children, not to “toot our own horn”.  This idea came from adults who had a fear of us coming across as self-centered and conceited.  In my experience, the people who struggle the most with Imposter Syndrome are some of the most unpretentious yet intelligent and creative people I have ever met.  They are the people we most want to have in our circle of friends or in our family. They couldn’t be self-absorbed or narcissistic if they tried. 

Celebrate Your Wins

If you are being held back by Imposter Syndrome, you can help break the hold by celebrating your “wins”.  Start a running list of things you have accomplished in your life.  Start with how you learned to crawl, walk, talk, etc…  I don’t care how small the “wins” are, list them and keep listing them.  Think about your relationships, the times you stood up for yourself, the times you overcame a bad situation and went on to thrive.  Think about your career, your education and your family.  List it all! 

If you would like some support to silence your inner critic, embrace your worthiness, and step into your greatness, I invite you to embark on this life-changing journey with me. Together, we’ll unlock the doors to your fullest potential and pave the way for a future filled with confidence, success, and fulfillment.

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