Impostor syndrome is a phenomenon where, despite all evidence to the contrary, we're convinced we're about to be exposed as a fraud and do not deserve the success we have achieved. We dismiss any proof of success as luck, timing, or a result of tricking others into thinking we're better than we really are.
If you're consistently minimising your achievements, skills and using words like 'only', 'just' or 'unqualified', then imposter syndrome is definitely holding you back.
The antidote is confidence - a mix of evidence, validation and self-belief. When those three elements are present in your work, you'll go from fearful to successful in no time.
Here are some tips to stop imposter syndrome dead in its tracks.