The cure for Impostor Syndrome

From LinkedIn podcast

I learned great techniques to cure impostor syndrome from the LinkedIn Learning Podcast at

  1. I am entitled to being wrong or being late or taking a day off like everyone else and it’s okay.
  2. I should give my best shot and when I fail, I should not remember the failure, but that I gave it my best (Deadpool “Maximum Effort” style) and the outcome is out of my contorl. (Karmanyevadhikaraste Ma Faleshu Kadacha Na).
  3. If I think I fooled everyone into believing that I’m smarter than I really am, I am being arrogant by alluding that everyone is gullible. I am not some master conman deceiving the whole world. The professors, managers and recruiters who hired and promoted me are not too inept to recognize my incompetency.
  4. Everyone loses when bright people play small.

The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people but because of the silence of good people.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Update on 15 November 2022

Tips from Elaine Welteroth

You may be an FOD (a term defined by Shonda Rhimes in her book “Year of Yes”).

  • First (in your field or in your family to do what you’re doing),
  • Only (one who looks like you in your room), or
  • Different