Contrary to what you see on FB, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and TikTok, most people are riddled with self-doubt and imposter syndrome. If you’re not familiar with the term, imposter syndrome just means that you feel like you’re a fraud. You feel like you’re not really qualified enough to be doing what you’re doing in the world, even though you’re probably more than qualified enough!
I love listening to quality interviews and podcasts. It’s so empowering to listen to people who really share their authentic selves. Olympic athletes, movie stars, leaders in the self-development world all experience self-doubt. They all go through times when their self-confidence is lacking – just like we all do!
Dr. Peta Stapleton is one of the world’s leading researchers in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping. She wrote a top selling book called The Science Behind Tapping. In the book she shares that when a friend (who’s doing amazing research in a different field) urged her to write the book, she was plagued with imposter syndrome.
Yes, even a top researcher and expert in EFT Tapping (which is a great tool, BTW, for addressing self-doubt and boosting self-confidence) can experience confidence issues!
So, here’s the deal.
If you’re a human being living on planet Earth, you’re going to experience times of self-doubt, low self-esteem and even imposter syndrome!
And this usually shows up when you’re taking yourself to the next level in your business or work – just like Peta Stapleton. Her imposter syndrome showed up because she was writing her first book. Plus, the book was going to be published by a large publishing house.
Here’s the difference between people who let it hold them back and those who don’t. Those who don’t let self-doubt hold them back have tools and practices in place to help keep the self-doubt monster at bay.
As many of you know, I had the opportunity to train with Jack Canfield who is one of the top Success Trainers and Coaches in the world. And Today I want to share a wonderful Success Mindset practice that I learned that really helps to build confidence and keep the momentum going.
Keep a daily success journal.
Every day, write down your successes! It might be something large like you just landed a new client, reached your ideal weight goal or received a bonus at work or achieved your monthly income goal. It also could be that you did 15 minutes of exercise, wrote a blog post or made a small donation to your fave charity.
Whatever your successes are, write them down at the end of every day and let yourself feel good about it.
This may seem like a silly exercise, but it’s actually quite powerful. Nothing is too big or too small to include in your Success Journal.
Focusing on daily successes, big or small, is a great way to Go From Your Stressed Self to Your Best Self™!
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