An Insight a Day

Alternative to Beating Imposter Syndrome

A lot of people struggle with imposter syndrome. It's the psychological phenomenon where you doubt your skills or accomplishments, and it constantly feels like you don't belong, that you're just faking it, and it's only a matter of time before someone finds out and arrests you for being the fraud you think you are!

Perhaps you, too, struggle with imposter syndrome and find this very relatable. But here's the thing, have you ever seen an imposter getting caught? Probably not, but with so many people feeling like imposters, how is it that no one has ever gotten caught before?

Instead of trying to beat imposter syndrome, why not aim to be the best imposter you ever can be? You know the old saying. If you can't beat them, join them.

You know you're an imposter, so you put in the hours to study hard and improve your skills. You spend days learning to act more in tune with your role, and you've gotten so good that no one can tell you (the imposter) apart from the real thing!

There's a near-infinite upside and almost zero downsides! You don't have to worry about getting caught because if anyone's getting caught, you know it won't be you. It'll be all the other imposters who didn't work as hard. Besides, society doesn't seem to care anyway.