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Feel Like A Fraud? Give Imposter Syndrome The Middle Finger!

3 Nov

There are times I have to remind myself that I actually am the author of a book of poetry. But the next though is that it’s not that great, or even very long.
Talk about self-demoralizing. :/ Do you have Impostor Syndrome?

Sacha Black

Imposter Syndrome

Does anyone else struggle to celebrate success? Maybe you ran a marathon, got a new job, published your first book, or even your third? Did you celebrate? Or like me, did you brush your last achievement under the carpet? And no,  sending a text to tell a friend, sitting down to have a cupper or casually dropping into conversation you latest accomplishments does not constitute a celebration.

So why do we do it? Why are so many of us completely incapable of accepting praise, or internalising our achievements and attributing them to hard work and a bit of sweat rather than ‘luck’ or external factors?

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