Feeling like you don’t measure up to those around you also makes you think you don’t belong, like you’re an impostor. A simple change in mindset can combat that feeling and remind you that we’re all — even your heroes — human.
The “key” here is to take a leap of faith, as this School of Life video describes, that we all experience similar insecurities, worries and negative feelings. Yes, even the people you look up to, or see as successful in their fields, careers or hobbies. Our views of others are often edited versions of who they really are, based entirely on what we see or hear of them, or what they choose to share with us. Reminding yourself that they are just as flawed as we are moves you past the idea that somehow, with your own flaws (which you are, of course, intimately acquainted,) you’re an impostor, and back to the mindset that you can accomplish your goals — or anything they can.
The Imposter Syndrome [School of Life (YouTube)]