I hope you enjoyed reading my previous blog post on comfort zones.
This time around, we’re talking about Faking it.
Imposter Syndrome is wild! It’s an interesting topic because It’s a personal and internal battle. It’s as though your mind doesn’t want to believe the reality you are trying to create for yourself, so it holds you back. It’s basically you vs you.
“I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.” – Maya Angelou
It’s crazy to imagine even bestselling author Maya Angelou was in disbelief about her success. Fake it till you make it is the name of The Ted Talk from American psychologist Amy Cudy it is heartwarming. It’s a must-watch for anyone battling with imposer Syndrome.
She begins the Talk by exploring body language. It Is the personal story she shares towards the end of her Talk that Is captivating. At age nineteen, she was sadly involved in a car accident that caused an awful head injury. This changed her reality forever. Through persistent hard work, she finds herself in a significant but unexpected environment. I’d recommend you watch the whole video to find out what happens.
I think having imposter syndrome shows you’re a regular person with genuine intent and desire. Feeling inadequate toward a goal or desire is very typical. We should all have a healthy level of nerves and confidence; it makes us human. My most significant experience with imposter syndrome was starting this blog and calling myself a blogger. It was so odd and still is at times, but I am writing this blog post for you to read. I’ve been writing for several years and blogging for about five of them.
Imposter syndrome is something we really must push past with baby steps. A wise man once said the only way out is through. Our brains are incredible. Neuroscience is such a fantastic topic. Although that’s another conversation for a different day.
As a first step to overcoming “imposter Syndrome,” I’d recommend reading the magic of thinking big. I have a book review about it here.
Atomic Habits by James Clear is also a fantastic book.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this.
Till next time,
Lots of love