"Many successful women suffer from impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you’re a fraud—that you’re somehow less qualified than your peers, less deserving of success, and that you’ll be ‘found out’ if you don’t work longer and harder than everyone else."
Joyce Roche, Avon’s first African-American female vice president
Here are ten ways to overcome imposter syndrome (ShriverReport.org)
Wow, I didn’t know there was a name for it.
It is so validating/oddly comforting having a name put to something you’ve been feeling almost constantly for the past several years of your life. It’s like a big hug and someone saying “You are not alone. What you feel is real and valid, and wrong - you are not worthless. It’s a lie’
This is painfully me. Even right now, when I’m able to admit that I am, at last, at the peak of my game in my occupation… I wonder if I’m actually just lying to myself.