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?
My inner critic whispered, “I am unqualified for this job.” This was the thought that kept popping into my mind when I started in sales. I was like a laptop with a virus. And — if I’m being honest — my negative self-talk didn’t even speak that eloquently.
It was more like, “You’re going to suck at this.”