“I’m ashamed I haven’t got further in my career or business.”
“Younger and bolder colleagues are zooming past me on the career ladder.”
“I’ve been in business for years and while I love helping people, I seem to just survive financially.”
“I got bumped off the executive team and no-one told me why.”
“I wonder what I’m doing here. There are others far better qualified for the role.”
“I don’t need to ask for more money. I’m just happy to be making a difference.”
“I did quite well this year but I could have done much better.”
“I don’t know why I got a promotion. I was sure they were about to fire me!”
These are examples of what I hear from some of my clients in our training and coaching sessions. Highly talented, capable and experienced people who don’t recognise their value.
Why don’t they recognise their value?
They are experiencing a limiting mindset that prevents them from seeing just how amazing they truly are. It’s like they’ve got the wrong eye glasses script so they can’t see what’s within them.
Imposter Syndrome is a limiting mindset. I call it a case of Mistaken Identity because we have mistaken beliefs about who we are and what we’re capable of..
For people who experience Imposter syndrome, there tends to be a mismatch of perspectives between the way they see themselves and the way others see them.
For individuals experiencing the syndrome, their mistaken identity becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and they under-perform compared to their potential.
Mindset contributes around 85% to the success of anything we do. So that limiting mindset is costing them plenty.
We can only be as successful as our identity allows.
When we feel we’re not good enough, we don’t see or don’t value our strengths and successes. We miss opportunities right in front of us, perhaps thinking we’re not ready or they’re beyond our capability. We may not ask for more money, concerned our request will be denied and that will confirm we’re not good enough. Speaking up can feel dangerous because saying the wrong thing may be akin to committing social hari kari.
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