What I say is not adding value. I have some experience but not enough…. I will be found out. And made fun of. I don’t want to sound or be branded a phony;
Look into the mirror. You’ve been through it. Or experience this every time you’re asked to take something up: Speak at an event, lead a team, solve a problem...
The first thought that comes through is “hey, I’m not ready. Perhaps next year. I will direct you to an expert, I’m sure he will do a better job!”.
You’ve had successes in the past, have exhibited brilliance and leadership but internally, you write it off as luck, the team and some heavenly intervention! This is called Impostor Syndrome
The only way to counter the impostor syndrome is to get out of the comfort zone take it head on.
Do not let your own fear that you are not good enough stop you.
Say what you have to say.
Do what you have to do
What you have to say or do, do it; there is someone who needs to hear it. It will resonate and those who listen will get back to you. Feedback. It will substantiate what your doing.
Keep doing it and you will become better at it.
Two other methods that work:
- Talk to someone who is experienced in that field or a mentor who can help you get out of this syndrome and set you on the right track- your track!
- Write your accomplishments and showcase your successes.