Living through our own experience – absorbing the world and people around us as we participate in activities is the best way to learn and assimilate learnings. What cements this is reflection. The more we reflect on what experience teaches us, the better we learn. When we fail to do that, we do not absorb new learnings, and hence repeat mistakes. On the other hand, those who deliberate on experiences, are the ones who add confidence and intent to every step of their lives, continuously upgrading their existence.
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I'll be completely honest and raw in today's post. I'm publishing what I write straight away. No proof-reading for spell check or grammar check. Today's post is short and sweet. I want to share a personal life story about a failure I endured early in my life (or what I assumed was a failure but was, in fact, a turning point.)
But what exactly is imposter syndrome? I created this blog post especially to answer that question and break the chains of self-doubt. It takes years as a person to unlearn a quality that we were taught to be felt sorry for. In the process of apologizing for every little mistake, we start doubting our own thoughts and beliefs and start judging all aspects of our universe. Stick with me till the end and hopefully you'll learn a thing or two. There’s been a lot of press about the Imposter Syndrome in the past few years, but what it comes down to is a feeling of intellectual fraudulence. You may have degrees, awards, good performance reviews, promotions, maybe even accolades in a public forum like Angel – but you push it all away. You minimize positive feedback. The story you tell yourself is that you’re a one-hit-wonder, that your success is a fluke that couldn’t happen again. You have no idea how you landed your job or why someone gave you this authority. What you do know is that it’ll certainly all disappear if you screw up even once.
Before I write anything, with everything that's going on around us right now, I request you to stay humble, kind, and grateful. Walk on your truthful path and give thanks for every moment that you're here. Don't beat yourself up for not trying too hard. And lastly, we can only bring change when it begins within us. Stay strong. You're worth more than you could ever imagine. Now, Do you maintain celebration lists like your to-do lists? It's basically being thankful and pausing for celebrating yourself for your little achievements. You have big goals and then you have the small ones that lead you there. And it's important to pat yourself on the back for all the little milestones you cross; because if you don't believe in yourself, who else will?