Many successful people share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds–their accomplishments the result of serendipitous luck. This psychological phenomenon, known as imposter syndrome, reflects a belief that you’re an inadequate and incompetent failure, despite evidence that indicates you’re skilled and quite successful. Does this sound familiar?
It’s often easy – especially early in our careers – to question our skills, experience and overall value. Often referred to as ‘Imposter Syndrome’, this self-doubt can be crippling as we attempt to kick our careers up a notch.
When applying for job or internship, or when considering putting your name in the hat to lead a special project – or maybe ask for a raise – do thoughts like “I’m not good enough” go through your head a little too often?
Especially early in our careers, it is easy to question our skills, experience – and our overall value…