A promotion or graduation are milestones that should be celebrated!
But sometimes, it can feel like we don’t deserve recognition, or we haven’t earned our success.
When those emotions take over, it can feel like our success is due to luck, not skill or talent.
If you ever feel that way, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome, which is more common than you think.
Even though you may not always believe it, you have so much to be proud of.
Every milestone you’ve achieved in life is due to your talent and hard work. Celebrating your success shouldn’t be something we avoid. It should be something we embrace.
Create A Brag Box
Have a college acceptance letter hidden in your junk drawer or a thank you note folded up in your purse?
Go collect those items and place them in a special box!
Looking at the physical content of past achievements can help remind you just how special you are.
The next time you catch yourself doubting your abilities, you can look back on your collection and celebrate yourself.
Stop Comparing Yourself
“Don’t be busy chasing what other people have.” – Marshall Goldsmith
All people are different, and all have their own journey.
It may feel like your peers are ahead of you in certain avenues – but what you see is not always factual.
Most of us tend to discuss and spotlight the high points of our success.
We can never know for sure the full story of how our peers got from point A to point B.
Surrounding ourselves and opening up to loved ones can help us in many avenues of life.
The longer we keep negative emotions bottled up inside us, the more intense they tend to feel. Sharing our fears and doubts with loved ones can help us look at them in new ways.
Who knows – your friend may be feeling the exact same way you are.