You may have already experienced this feeling even if you weren’t aware that it’s really a ‘thing’ and having a 'moment'. Not that our culture needs to latch on to any new issues...but I do find the Impostor Syndrome very interesting.
Do you suffer from this condition?
The Impostor Syndrome is easy enough to self-diagnose. It can be described as...the nagging feeling that you aren’t qualified to be doing what you’re doing.
When doing what you do best, you find yourself feeling like a fraud.
An unqualified phony.
You question your skill set, your knowledge and your abilities, making it hard (if not impossible) to move forward and thrive. This is so silly, because 9 times out of 10...the Impostor Syndrome is entirely imagined.
The outside world isn’t thinking you're an impostor.
No, it’s your own mind that fabricates this idea in a desperate attempt to keep you safe. And small.
Marianne Williamson said it best.
'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us;
It's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others."
Do yourself and those around you a big favor and step into your power!
Let go of any feelings that you’re not the real deal. You are.
If you feel called to do something, do it.
Don’t you dare hold back because you feel you’re not entirely qualified.
Do you shrink instead of rising up?
Does that little voice get the best of you when it’s your turn to shine?
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