Everyone’s experienced self-doubt at some point. However, downplaying our accomplishments and skills might lead to negative self-talk. That's not to say questioning yourself is completely bad — sometimes it can spur you to improve!
[03:46] The Imposter Syndrome
- Many people today use the phrase 'imposter syndrome' without much thought.
- Impostor syndrome can make you feel like a fraud.
[08:37] Take a Break
- Professionals who work in high-stress environments are more likely to be harsh on themselves.
[11:03] Imposter Syndrome and Gaslighting
- Find out why someone supposedly has imposter syndrome — it may be a more significant problem than you expect.
- The problem may be systemic.
- Telling someone that they may be experiencing imposter syndrome can be a form of gaslighting.
[13:47] How Self-Doubt Can Help You
- Self-doubt is healthy when you associate it with a growth mindset.
- We are human — expect mistakes. We can, however, grow and change.
[21:14] Spotting Unhelpful Thoughts
- No one has everything figured out.
- Examine your thoughts and decide to be kinder to yourself.
- It's crucial to share your thoughts with others and reflect.
[24:59] Leadership and Vulnerability
- It's helpful for leaders to reveal their vulnerabilities.
- Leave a job when your unique abilities and talents aren't a good fit.
[31:36] The Need For Supervision
- Medical professionals have access to many coaching programs, but rarely use them.
- Coaching programs do not tell you what to do; they encourage you to determine what is most important to you.
- Imagine yourself speaking to a loved one. Consider what you would say to them if they were in a similar situation.
- You are worthy of self-compassion.
[39:39] Change The Way You Think
- Consider the higher purpose of what you're doing instead of thinking you're not good enough.
- Everyone is capable of improving themselves through training.
- Success also means celebrating small wins.
[44:38] Sarah’s Top Three Tips
- Examine the source of your self-doubt.
- Share your thoughts with others.
- Practice self-compassion.