On Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome has a negative connotation to it. But I’d argue that it’s a good thing.

Yes, imposter syndrome is uncomfortable. But it means that you’re stepping out of your comfort zone. It means there’s an opportunity to learn. It means that you’re in a room with a lot people you can learn from.

The feeling of being an imposter, of feeling incompetent, is natural when learning anything new.

The cure for imposter syndrome is competence. Once you start to overcome the learning curve, and start to progress, your confidence builds and you realize that you do indeed belong here.

Next time you’re feeling imposter syndrome, embrace it.

November 22, 2020

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