The Imposter Syndrome
- The first thing you can do is PREPARE AND PRACTISE. Whatever you are doing, that is making you feel like an imposter, the two things that never fail to help are preparation and practise.
- In those moments of stress one thing to remember is that you are not saving the world. Unless your job is to save the world? The point here (as my wife has been known to tell me in the past), is to PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. What will happen if you don’t do as well as you would have liked? Will you not win the pitch? Then what will happen? Will people laugh at you? Will your health fail you? Will your family and friends leave you? Of course not.
- The third thing I find works for me is to remember that most of what we do has been done before, hundreds if not thousands of times. And even if it hasn’t there will be many, many people around the world, right now, doing almost the same thing that you are. And most of them are no smarter nor better than you are. If you look hard enough you will realise with most things in life, THERE IS A WELL-TRODDEN PATH TO FOLLOW…