You and Your Imposter Syndrome
Have you ever looked at a person and wondered,
“How in the world have you accomplished so much?”
Have you ever felt dwarfed by the idea of success?
Unworthy of your own achievements?
Not sure what next step to take?
You are perfectly healthy.
And you are suffering from a perfectly normal disorder known as Imposter Syndrome.
Imposter syndrome is the devil on your shoulder who whispers
“Your luck is about to run out.”
“You better make everything perfect or you’re going to lose all respect.”
“You’ll never be as good as your heroes.”
You’ve heard those voices too, haven’t you?
Imposter syndrome tried to keep me from:
1. Asking out the girl that became my wife and my forever best friend.
2. Having our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th child.
3. Starting a life-changing company that has blessed my family and others beyond measure
4. Becoming an airplane and helicopter pilot
5. Finishing a book that became a best-seller
6. Starting this podcast
Currently, there are at least three more dreams that imposter syndrome is trying to knock the wind out of.
And I guarantee, despite your immense talent, imposter syndrome is trying to keep you from your next breakthrough as well.
I don’t have an answer as to why we do that to ourselves. And I don’t think our illness will fully ever go away.
But I have learned there are three things that will squarely kick it in the shins:
3. Good Company
Truth, Celebration, and Good Company are the angels on your other shoulder and the wings that will fly you to your next big thing.
Start your day with the truth. Reflect on what you’ve been given. Thank God, and if you are breathing, know that it was no accident you’ve been given what you’ve been given.
Celebrate. Rejoice. And give share the glory with your people when you reach a milestone, no matter how big or small.
And please, keep good company for yourself. Leave the haters at the curb. And then drive 300 miles out of your way to spend two hours with someone who truly believes in you if that’s what it takes.
I’ll see you at the party.