A QUICK LOOK INTO IMPOSTER SYNDROME BY KARA SCHUTTE
As a creative, I have always struggled with confidence. I often find myself comparing my work to others and asking why my work is not as good as the project hanging next to mine.
This semester, I realized I was not alone. I learned from one of my design professors that there is actually a technical name, Imposter Syndrome, for this phenomenon of doubting one’s own accomplishments and abilities. After discussing this concept with him and other students, I found that this inner voice that has brought me so much stress over the years exists in many other minds. Even people like Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou struggled with the effects of Imposter Syndrome.
So, next time you start to doubt your ideas, work, and accomplishments, take a step back and remind yourself that this is normal. It is okay to feel different or scared and to be pushed outside your comfort zone. If there is anything I have learned through entrepreneurship thus far, it is that some of the best ideas and work comes from a place of uncertainty. Learn to embrace it.
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