Great accomplishments are often born from small acts of courage.
Especially when it comes to overcoming challenges.
Small changes to your self-perception.
While I’m a passionate champion of chasing the monumental ambitions in life, I’ll never undervalue the small steps towards conquering our fears.
It’s all about cherishing the small strides on our journey – the moments that add strength, resilience, and confidence to our daily lives as women:
Grand gestures are compelling, but ultimately, it’s the small acts of courage that make life truly enriching.
Let’s dive deeper into one of these acts of courage that I know many of us struggle with, Impostor Syndrome.
Impostor Syndrome is a psychological pattern where individuals doubt their accomplishments and live with a persistent, internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. It often affects high achievers who are unable to internalize and accept their success. And so many of us women have felt this!
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome isn’t about a dramatic display of self-belief overnight. It’s about the small, everyday acts of courage – asserting your opinion in a meeting, embracing praise instead of deflecting it, or setting boundaries when you’re overworked.
The courage to acknowledge and share your feelings of inadequacy is the first step towards overcoming Impostor Syndrome. Open up about your feelings with trusted friends or mentors. You’d be surprised to learn how many of them have felt the same way.
Next, is reframing your thinking ~ a mindset shift. Small shifts in how you perceive success and failure can go a long way. Everyone makes mistakes and experiences failures – they’re opportunities to learn, not proof of your ineptitude.
Finally, practice self-compassion. Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they might seem. Rewarding yourself reinforces your self-worth and motivates you to continue your progress.
In the end, it’s the small acts of courage that will help you to conquer your Impostor Syndrome, affirm your worth, and step confidently into your power. And remember, it’s not about being fearless, but about acting despite the fear.
Greatness isn’t merely about grand victories; it’s built on the foundation of small, courageous acts that we dare to undertake every single day shattering that imposter that is holding us back.
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