The one thing I’ve learnt about Imposter Syndrome is that the more you fight it, the worse it gets.
When I sat down and looked at the global health giants around me, my thoughts sent my stomach lurching.
“What am I doing here? I’m just nobody. How did they pick me of 24 participants out of 800 applicants? How can I match up to everyone here?”
But when my perspective shifted, and I told myself a different narrative, this is what happened.
I told myself- “What a great opportunity I have to learn this at this age this early in my career.”
“What a privilege I get to learn from people so much more experienced than I.”
“What unmerited favor from the Lord.”
When I changed my narrative, my mind calmed down, and l began to enjoy the learning.
Instead of beating yourself up for having Imposter Syndrome, take it as a nudge to try reframing your narrative.