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How You Can Stop Being Your Worst Enemy: Dealing with imposter syndrome and self-doubt

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You are your worst enemy at times

Fear of Failure

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success” — Unknown

“I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” — Thomas Edison

“Failure is success in progress” — Unknown

Lack of Self-Confidence

  1. It starts with YOU: Here’s the thing… No one. I repeat. NO ONE will believe in you until you start believing in yourself.
  2. Stop listening to the haters: You need to stop worrying about what others may think or say about you. Surround yourself with people who love and support you. They will remind you how awesome you are. At the end of the day #HatersGonnaHate
  3. Change your attitude: Someone told you that you can’t do something? Ha. How are you going to react to that? Be fierce but humble. Stop being pessimistic about everything. Instead — go into something expecting to succeed. Even if you don’t, you gave it your best and that’s all that matters (see fear of failure above as to why).
  4. Try.Fail.Succeed.Repeat: Seriously. The only way you’re going to prove to yourself you can accomplish anything is by just doing it. Kind of like coding. The only way to get better at it is to simply code. Simple as that. You are now better than you were yesterday… You’re welcome.
  5. Love Yourself: Don’t seek validation from anyone to remind yourself how great you are. It’s a cruel and harsh world out there. You must first love yourself to even stand a chance.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” — Buddha.

Love yourself!

Imposter Syndrome

“You’re afraid someone will “find out” you don’t really know what you’re talking about”



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Roberto Quezada

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