Let Me Guess,
You are ambitious, determined, driven, passionate and goal-oriented, which means you are a high-achieving individual!
Are you also self-critical, have self-doubt and a fear of failure? It’s exhausting, I know.
- Do you think people around you are smarter, work harder or do a better job than you?
- Do you find yourself terrified to make mistakes or the need to be perfect?
- Do you catch yourself explaining away your successes? Even saying it was a fluke or because of luck?
- Do you overwork to exhaustion in order prevent mistakes?
Could you be experiencing Impostor Phenomenon?
What is Impostor Phenomenon?
Initially coined by Dr. Clance and Dr. Imes in 1978, "an internal experience of intellectual phoniness which appears to be particularly prevalent and intense among a select sample of high-achieving" individuals.
You may have also heard of it as Impostor Syndrome.
Essentially, it's when you don't believe that your success is because of YOUR OWN effort and skills.
We stay away from the word 'syndrome' because it is not an illness or disease.
It's the thinking: "I can't," "I shouldn't," or "I'm not good enough." Self-doubt creates limiting beliefs.
Fear of Failure
Fear of failure causes self-sabotage by preventing you from trying new things or taking on challenges.
Relentless striving for unrealistic expectations causing self-invented pressure.
Excessive drive to achieve higher and higher. Can create psychological distress ultimately leading to burnout.
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