Deep inside many entrepreneurs, there’s an unwanted emotion lurking, just waiting to rise to the surface to override their hard work. It’s an ugly feeling that impacts the best of us from time to time. If you allow it, this unwelcome emotion can completely derail your mental and emotional strength, bringing your business to a paralyzing halt.
That secret emotion that no one likes to talk about? Impostor syndrome. When you experience it, you worry others will discover you’ve been “faking it” all this time. It’s when you do something great, but you feel you will be found out, instead of praised. You may feel undeserving of the success you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
When impostor syndrome creeps in, you feel not good enough; not worthy. And from there, danger can strike… and it can seriously impact your business. Be careful; impostor syndrome is a slippery slope. Contrary to popular belief, imposter syndrome isn’t reserved for the overly accomplished. It can impact anyone who is being held to high standards.
Everyone feels inferior from time to time, but the key is to not let the feeling stop you from moving forward. Don’t let this ugly feeling diminish your hard work. You and your business deserve all the success, milestones, traction and awards so far.