I know confidence doesn't always come easily. Progress does not have to mean perfection. Believe me, I've had days when I've felt like the dumbest person on a conference call. But I have learned from my less than stellar performances. Most of us are more than 'good enough'. Just making some small behavioural changes, can help us turn a flat lining career path into one that begins to tilt upwards.
Is this ultimately what happened here? Were Theresa May's insecurities to blame? Perhaps I am being too charitable - giving the Prime Minister the benefit of oh, oh so many doubts. Whatever the reason for her fateful decision - it will be one Theresa May has a lifetime to mull over - and whether or not she hangs onto her job- no doubt regret.
Waiting for life to implode.
2. Ignoring all evidence of achievement in favour of totally unsubstantiated fears. 3. Presuming you’re going to fail at
Of course, it's not just women that have imposter syndrome, but it is far more prevalent in women. Most sufferers don't want to admit to having it, but I believe it's vital that people speak out so that others who feel the same way know they're not alone.
Getting over Imposter Syndrome is about accepting that you have role in your success. It's about accepting that you have a right to be where you are, that opportunity doesn't equal success and there's no harm in being a bit wrong sometimes.
People relate to and identify with those of their own gender. If the visual portrayal of our gender is so proscribed then perhaps it is no wonder that so many women experience 'Imposter Syndrome' - a belief of being unworthy
According to a study conducted by the International journal of behavioural science, researchers believe that up to 70% of people have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Imposter syndrome is a term used to describe people who can feel that they don't deserve their accomplishments, aren't good enough or feel like a fraud.
'Just nodding like an awkward potato.'
Read more on The Huffington Post 10. Comparing yourself to others. You’ve got this shit nailed, honest. 11. Feeling like
One of the greatest author and poet of our time, Maya Angelou wrote eleven acclaimed books in her lifetime. Yet, she once admitted '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.'
One of the reasons I lack confidence in many situations is feeling like an imposter. Like I'm a total fake: just waiting to be found out. Whether it was when I was in my first job (junior web designer), with no real experience in web design other than my own experiments in Dreamweaver (more like Nightmare weaver...)
It helps to remind yourself every so often about your good qualities. Think about all your achievements. Write them down in a list. Look at the list frequently. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.
If I have someone there beside me then it's better, they act as my safety net in case I say something stupid, or lose track of where I'm going, but if I have to do it on my own things get pretty unpleasant pretty quickly.
I stand on stage as many as 80 times a year with audiences as big as a 1,000 and as small as half a dozen. The great and the good, the serious and the less so listening intently often making copious notes, the subject could be anything from Corporate Governance to Corporate Finance or even an insight into my so called success...