Our (limiting) beliefs form the foundation for the results we create in our life.
It’s a phenomenon that many successful people tend to think, that they don’t deserve their accomplishments or even more painful, somehow faked their way to success.
I am talking about the so called “Imposter Syndrom”, and by giving it a name, it becomes somewhat official, somehow a diagnose, somehow something to easily rationalise while experiencing anxiety, excessive stress, intense fear of failure, performance anxiety and general loss of confidence.
But rationalising negative emotions does unfortunately not swipe them away, instead it leads to a loss of touch with deeper emotional needs. Despite the fact that research have shown that as many as 70 percent of successful people experienced such feelings in their career, it’s hardly spoken about as a rational mind would not easily talk about his emotions who get in the way of its performance.
The result is a constant weakening of our well-being.
The Syndrom can play-out in the workplace as perfectionism, micromanagement and workaholism, which might - sometimes- even serve us. But at the end it debilitates and will leave a negative impact on our life and work.
But what if internalising your accomplishments is a way to beat Imposter?
By challenging your limiting beliefs and finding more helpful patterns for it.