At its core, the buzzword of the past few years, “impostor syndrome,” is about confidence. It can sneak up on you when you’ve reached success in your career, but yet don’t feel as though you deserve to be where you are or that you’ve legitimately achieved your successes. The phenomenon often takes place internally and can accompany a new job role: Will someone find out I really don’t belong here? This nagging sense often happens to overachievers who continually strive toward success—they get so used to it, they don’t know what to do when finally arriving.
While self-questioning can be a healthy way to improve yourself and establish your goals, when self-critique runs rampant, it diminishes your success and can severely inhibit your growth. So how can you kick the habit of self-doubt and actually enjoy your successes?