Imposter Syndrome - Perception versus Reality
Although there were parts of this article that did not sit well with me, in general I found it to be an intriguing read. This extract in particular made me pause for a bit to reflect on my own situation. I started asking myself questions such as (1) How much of what we 'think' is actually our 'reality'?, (2) How much do we allow our thoughts to become our realities?, (3) How can go against and possibly turn the tide, using those feelings to improve rather than allowing them to incorrectly author all our present moments?
...Tewfik posits that one of the main definers of imposter syndrome is a gap in how individuals perceive their own competence compared to how competent they actually are. Tewfik wanted to find out how that perceived competence gap might impact on imposters’ careers – both in terms of the quality of their work and their social standing among colleagues.
You can access the full article here https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210315-the-hidden-upside-of-imposter-syndrome
I am purposefully driven to water the soil to grow the seed that is already planted.