- Do you chalk your success up to luck, timing, or computer error?
- Do you believe “If I can do it, anybody can”?
- Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
- Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, seeing it as evidence of your “ineptness?”
- When you do succeed, do you secretly feel like you fooled them again?
- Do you worry that it’s just a matter of time before you’re “found out?”
If so, join the club!
Millions of people around the world from CEOs to Ph.D.s to Academy Award Winning actors secretly believe they’re not as bright or capable as everyone “thinks” they are.
It’s called the impostor syndrome. Fortunately, there is a cure.
Read more about impostor syndrome on the blog.
Or check out the award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown/Random House), now available in five languages! And yes, men can benefit too!