I despise the term “Imposter Syndrome” I don’t understand what it means. I think the only imposter is the one that made up the word. Why do people keep coming up with terms that only make us identify more and more with the falsities of who we are not, and take on anxiety and tension around things that are figments of our imagination?
You are not an imposter. Another way of saying it is that maybe we are all imposters – we’re all trying to figure things out as we go along. When I was in my 20s I never heard of this word, so it had to have been made up recently. This term was created by us comparing ourselves to someone who knows more. It’s likely that someone will know more than you in your chosen career, but that doesn’t mean you’re an imposter. It means that you’re gaining knowledge and learning. Learning is what gets you to somewhere else. So it doesn’t make you an imposter just because you’re starting out on your journey.
I don’t really understand “Imposter Syndrome” and I think people should not repeat it anymore. We’re all trying to do our best to navigate through life. Take a look at COVID, we’re winging it – that’s life. Let’s put this term to rest. It’s just a product of the scared mind that wants to keep you separate from your spirit that knows the real answer, which is that you’re gonna do it your way, you’re gonna figure it out. Who you are is better than assuming an identity of someone else that you can never be. Let us keep remembering that we’re either all imposters on this journey or none of us are. We’re all just here to keep walking the walk of our own lives, honoring YOUR path, YOUR journey, YOUR way of doing things. That doesn’t make you an imposter, it just makes you YOU.