Good morning one and all. I was reading a blog called "Being a Fraud: Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome" by Shola
You can read the article here: thepositivitysolution.co
Have you felt it before?
The sinking feeling that you've been fooling everyone into thinking that you're better, smarter and more qualified than you really are?
If so, there's an official name for this issue.
This insidious mind virus is known as The Impostor Syndrome, and here's an excellent definition of it, courtesy of Fast Company:
"Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to see their own accomplishments, dismissing them as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be.”
My question to everyone is how often do you feel this way? Both my hands would have shot up had anyone ask for a hand count.
Sometimes I feel my faith is in imposter mode. It wavers when life throws me curves which we all know I've had plenty of this past 3 months. It will waiver again today. Today makes a month since mom passed away. Tomorrow would have been her 73rd birthday. Yet, here I am celebrating her first birthday in heaven...See I wavered, yet I stayed strong.
And how about work? Anyone here with me on the same page? I have found myself tooting my own horn only to step back and ask myself why the h-e-l-l did I just do that?
We like to hone in our accomplishments but is that being boisterous or is it pride stepping in?
And we can't forget our relationship with friends and family. Haven't you sometime down the road said little white lies? Or even possibly exaggerate that wee little 3 inch
into a foot long
Our lives are surrounding by imposters; including ourselves. We humans have the highest level of self-doubting than anything else in this planet. Do you think an animal strategizes about its next meal? It may set a goal, find it's prey but than it's game on. Why are we lacking that type of ambition?
For me it's time to subdue that imposter in my life. Even here at SP I find myself doubting the fact that I can lose weight, live a healthier life style and actually become the person I WANT TO BE!!!
With that said, what are your thoughts? Are you an imposter too?
Just for kicks ~