Imposter syndrome is a state of mind that some successful individuals have. They don’t feel that they’re actually successful or they don’t feel like they deserve their success. They believe that it was all down to luck, nothing to do with their abilities or efforts.
This self-doubt is driven by the fear of someone finding out that they don’t belong in the position they hold.
Many who have imposter syndrome believe that they are the only ones who are feeling insecure. In reality, everyone feels insecure at some point in their lives. It’s just that some people are more aware of it than others.
If you regularly think negative thoughts or believe you don’t deserve what you have, you may be showing signs of imposter syndrome. Negative thoughts may include:
- “I’m a fake.”
- “I don’t deserve this success.”
- “People will find out.”
- “I don’t have what it takes.”
- “I’m a fraud.”
- “I don’t know why I thought I had enough…