What are you doing to PROVE that you are WORTHY…..of love, of that job/promotion, assignment, of acceptance into that club/clique?
What are you doing to PROVE that your partner/spouse chose right by choosing you?
What are you doing to PROVE that your parents didn’t waste their money and time on you?
What are you doing to PROVE that you are a good parent?
What are you doing to PROVE that your ideas are legit, That you chose the right career/profession or job; That YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH?
When you struggle with imposter syndrome, it is easy to be subconsciously fixated on finding ways to “make up” so you can feel good enough. Sadly, this leads to a path of dissatisfaction, a path filled with resentment when the efforts are not rewarded as we wish and a path of faking it till you make it.
As you start a new month, take a moment to reflect on why you are constantly trying to PROVE yourself to others. What is the source? Is it worth all the things you are doing, is it worth all the show you keep putting up just to fit in?