I was recently turned onto imposter syndrome. Here is a definition I found.
It is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud".
I can type all day on my other blog because I'm an expert on self, but because I don't have business "knowledge" I tend to feel like I'm deep in the imposter syndrome when I write here.
I've been in business now for over 10 years, and I should have a sense of accomplishment for what I've achieved. I'm also still in business, so even though I've failed I've also succeeded.
I struggle with depression, but I have an optimistic view for the future of my cleaning service. I enjoy my work week after week, and the thought of being an imposter is a lie.
It's amazing how lies enter our thoughts and feelings, and they do not allow us to accomplish our best work. No wonder we dread Mondays.
Let's try something together. The next time we lean into a pool of self-pity that produces the imposter syndrome let's say out loud that the thought and feeling is a lie.
I think it will help us produce better work, and we won't become "paralyzed."