How to Permanently Rid Yourself of Imposter Syndrome

Get Out of Your Head and Come from Your H.E.A.R.T

Quite simply, Imposter Syndrome stems from being more concerned with how you look instead of how you can help.

  • Perfectionism and the voice that tells you you’re not good enough
  • Endless editing of content
  • Staring at a black screen, not knowing what to say
  • Dozens, dare I say hundreds, of drafts. Very few, if any, actually are published
  • Help those behind you
  • Every day do something to learn, grow, and share
  • Assist others by being of service
  • Remember your own ignorance, passion, and excitement when you were getting started
  • Team up with other like-minded people

Don’t Try to be The Expert, Instead be a Sensei

Imposter Syndrome stems from the expectation that to have something to say, you need to be an expert.

RIP Julius Carry

“Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life’s hard” — John Bytheway

Do you notice that the things you do occasionally, or rarely, seem to stand out bigger and brighter than the everyday mundane activities?

What the 1% Compounding Effect looks like over 1 year

I Don’t Care How Much You Know Until I Know How Much You Care

Maybe the simplest and easiest way to overcome Imposter Syndrome is to just be helpful.

Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People

Frank Shamrock, one of the pioneers of mixed-martial competition and one of the first UFC champions, had a very specific way of training his students.

In Summary,

Imposter Syndrome is a symptom of focusing on how you look instead of how can you help and once you make the shift, it will disappear forever.

  • Help those who know less than you
  • Do something every day to learn, grow, and share.
  • Come from a place of service and helpfulness.
  • Remember how hard it was when you got started and help your “younger self”
  • Be part of a team where the rising tide raises all ships.

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Charles Doublet

Charles Doublet

Life-long learner and idea machine.