Ever got the feeling that you are just faking it in life? As though most people around us are great, always acing their work, while we are struggling to fill our shoes?
We know that this is the imposter syndrome at play.
Is it normal? Absolutely. There’ll always be some level of self-doubt in us, which leads to this. A few famous personalities, nay Gods or superhumans, themselves had imposter syndrome!
1) Lord Rama when he was enlisted by Rishis Vishwamitra and Vashishta to fight some demons that were troubling them.
2) Lord Hanuman when he was asked to cross the ocean and go to Lanka in search of Sita.
3) Arjuna the greatest warrior of all, when he went to the Kurukshetra battlefield, was terrified of fighting.
4) Post the war, King Yudhishtira, Dharma raja himself went into depression and had to be reminded of his kingly duties!
If these maestros struggled with imposter syndrome, then why should we worry? Of course, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prep well before a test or performance or interview and so on. It might also be okay for us to cultivate comfort in expressing our lack of confidence, which in turn displays true confidence and provides reassurance even in professional settings. This approach can help us stay humble and grounded.