What if Everyone Has Imposter Syndrome?
I am beginning to think everyone has dealt with imposter syndrome at one time or another. If that’s true, then no one should ever feel ashamed for feeling that way, and we should assume that everyone on our team is feeling it too.
Let’s share some super successful people who have talked about it as examples:
- Imposter Syndrome: What Maya Angelou, Tom Hanks, and André 3000 have in common
- Reese Witherspoon on turning impostor syndrome into confidence
- And in her book Influence is Your Superpower (I’ll be writing more about the book later) Zoe Chance shared an anecdote from Neil Gaiman about meeting Neil Armstrong and bonding over the fact that they both felt like imposters at an event full of well-known and successful people.
That’s quite a short list of really successful people who all felt the same way you and I feel. Like we don’t really know what we’re doing, or that eventually someone will find out that we don’t belong.
So, the next time you think you don’t belong, remember that you’re in good company with that feeling, and go on anyway.
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