How I'm Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

How I'm Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve a job you have earned or merit respect for your accomplishments?

If so, you’re in good company. These feelings are known as impostor syndrome, or what psychologists often call “impostor phenomenon.” An estimated 70% of people experience symptoms associated with impostor syndrome at some point in their lives. I have been asked by one of my followers on Instagram to share my experience regarding how I dealt with imposter syndrome, which has precipitated the following.

How I'm Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

LET ME (RE)INTRODUCE MYSELF

LET ME (RE)INTRODUCE MYSELF

I, like many others, am an intersectional being. I am an African man. I eat Yoruba and Egun food and speak with a French/African accent. I have known extreme poverty and extreme wealth. I have experienced racism, anti-muslim rhetoric, and xenophobia across the world-- France, Hong Kong, Benin, and the US.

LET ME (RE)INTRODUCE MYSELF

Trust The Process!

 Trust The Process!

Around this time last year, I was celebrating the holidays by myself in my apartment in Durham, NC (my roommate and most of my friends went home for the holidays). It is not as bad as it might sound to some people because I appreciate the tranquility and my time alone. Spending the holidays by myself helped me reflect on my journey and the next step I need to take.

Trust The Process!