As strange as it seems, over 70% of people have experienced at one time or other in their lives the feeling to cover a place or a charge behind their personal value and capacity. People are unable to see their own accomplishments, dismissing them as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be.
Mike San Román gives eight advises that help you tackle with such an uncomfortable state of mind.
- Recognize that the problem exists.
- When you receive positive feedback, embrace it with objectivity and internalize it.
- Don’t attribute your successes to luck.
- Don’t talk about your abilities or successes with words like “merely,” “only,” “simply,” etc.Keep a journal.
- Writing your successes and failures down gives you a retrospective insight about them, and re-reading them makes you remember equally both of them.
- Recognize that the perfect performer doesn’t exist, and that problems will pop up eventually.
- Be proud of being humble.
- Remember that it’s okay to seek help from others, and that even the best do it.
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