Have you thought of the attention and resources you allocate to yourself? Well even if you haven’t, now you are… 😊
The self-love, self-care, quality ME time…those usually are getting enough exercise, eating healthy balanced meals, getting a haircut, spending time with friends and family, getting a massage or practicing a hobby. Self-pampering right?! And how about your mind, your soul, what do you do for them?
Those that don’t need clarification of the question above are a step ahead from the rest 😊
We have talked about the Inner game and the Outer game and their interconnection not in the sense that they are both part of our personality but that we need to focus on our inner world first for the outer one to follow. We need to understand, accept, develop, evolve etc. first before we seek to find or lead that change in others. For the lack of that deep inner connection - the solid foundation which we build upon is when we start questioning our progress and success in the future.
Imposter syndrome could strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. It is that fear, the paralyzing feeling, that little voice that creeps inside our heads and makes us feel small, unimportant or undeserving…that we are not good enough.
But as Marianne Williamson’s quote used by Nelson Mandela in his famous inaugural speech goes:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Awareness, acceptance and authenticity are the key to empowerment and liberation actually. Remember that our thoughts are the gateway to desired outcomes. Thus decoding, reprogramming and changing the tags on past experiences are of utter importance to understand the filters we and other use to process reality.
It is important you hear this, read it out loud - You are good enough and whatever it is you don’t know or can’t do now, you’ll learn.
Here are some more actions you could take to fighting imposter syndrome:
- Realizing that it’s just a symptom, not the illness. Dig deeper to find your triggers.
- Start allocating time for mind-care – just because you cannot see or touch it, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
- Start reading the above quote out loud or choose another self- affirmation practice.
- Whatever action you decide to do – be consistent! You will not become fit from the first time you go to the gym or for a run but you keep doing it anyway, right?!
- Find an accountability partner, become part of a community or seek professional support.
Mother Nature has gifted us with a phenomenon gift – our mind, which is the key to discovering our purpose and our potential. It is careless to let them go in vain not trusting the most sophisticated creator.
Stay curious, seek to understand and ask for help if you need it!