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Break the Cycle of Self-Doubt and Be Clear on Your Role

Can I perform this task efficiently? What if I fail to deliver desired outcomes? My poor performance will leave the wrong impression on the team. Am I going to let myself down? Countless unnecessary thoughts circle your mind when given a challenging task.

This crippled self-belief is the outcome of overthinking or lack of positivity. Also known as imposter syndrome, the condition force you to doubt your potential. In this article at Ellevate, Kim Meninger explains a simple step to overcome imposter syndrome by openly sharing your fears.

Cause of Self-Doubt

Self-doubt occurs when you receive a challenging task or a huge responsibility. Out of panic, you start doubting your abilities and create hassles for yourself.

Way to Overcome Self-Doubt

Set clear expectations and face your fears to figure out if you really lack proficiency or are just underestimating yourself. Often, you counter challenging situations at work that are off-limits. However, some cases encourage you to push your limits while others force you to doubt your potential.

Try sharing your doubts and make room for open conversation. You may get clarity of your qualities. It is okay to resist the temptation to fly under the radar and make your way to hone skills. Taking support from others does not make you incompetent or inefficient. You can also shift focus towards these questions to break the pattern of self-doubt:

  • How can I add value to the given opportunity?
  • What are the best ways to prove my efficiency?
  • Which last incident or experience has brought me this opportunity?
  • How can I take advantage of it to overcome my weaknesses?

Shift focus on the positive possibilities and empower yourself with improved skills and prospects. Click on the following link to read the original article:

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