How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

Video Transcription

People ask me about how to deal with imposter syndrome. But let’s start with what imposter syndrome is, basically doubting your own experience that you’ve accumulated as well as your skills. And what that means is you’re a good human being.

I served at a level in the military with some of the most high-performing, men and women in the armed services, and as I look back and reflect upon that I constantly question. Why was I allowed to serve at that level?

I never felt like I belonged there, I had to fight to stay there every day, but I accumulated. I gained some good experience and I learned from my peers. I learned from great mentors, and ultimately, guys, you’ve got to respect the fact that you put sweat, blood, and tears to gain your experience, and you should be proud of that.

But ultimately, what you have to do is you have to be able to translate that so that the civilian market understands all the values that you have to offer. Rest assured you bring a lot of value to any organization that’s going to hire you.