It’s that stomach-wringing, knee-buckling, skull-quaking sensation that cuts to your core. It’s that unshakable feeling that regardless of effort and energy, it will always be impossible for you to keep up with the herd. It’s as if you’re frozen in time for eternity, and the clock reads “amateur hour.”
You feel like a fraud. A phony. An impostor.
“There’s so much going on in the technology space. There’s so many new databases, so many new frameworks, so many new tools that sometimes you feel completely lost,” he adds. “It seems like everybody else is making leaps and bounds of progress, and you’re just stuck with the old tools you’ve always been using.”
If you are feeling symptoms of Impostor Syndrome, you’re not alone. Actually, you’re in the majority. According to Psychology Today, approximately 70 percent of all people have been plagued by Impostor Syndrome at some point in their lives.
Laitila reminds viewers that Impostor Syndrome is nothing but a psychological facade.
“The feeling you have of not feeling competent enough is actually a sign that you’re learning and growing,” he explains. In other words, it’s a mental bait-and-switch instigated by your brain.
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