Entrepreneurs today are working harder than ever. But when they do finally see some level of success, many of them suddenly feel they don’t deserve it; that they’ve had a “stroke of good luck.” As if they think their newfound success is an illusion and may come to an end at any moment.
What is Imposter Syndrome, exactly? Have you ever felt you somehow don’t deserve the success you’re experiencing? That perhaps you were simply at the right place at the right time, a stroke of dumb luck? That someone somewhere will “find out what really happened?”
This is full on imposter syndrome. The feeling of inadequacy or feeling like you are a fraud in your current position, despite the fact that you worked hard to get here. It is the almost constant fear that your efforts will be thwarted and everything you’ve done was contrived in some way. But there are ways to combat this negative thinking.