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Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work

And how the most successful people conquer self-doubt

The fear that inhibits creativity and innovation goes by many different names:

  • The term “Impostor Syndrome”, coined in 1978, describes a persistent concern of being exposed as a fraud.
  • For decades psychologists have referred a constellation of negative thoughts as…



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Melody Wilding, LMSW

Author of TRUST YOURSELF. Executive coach to Sensitive Strivers. Human behavior professor. Featured in NYT, NBC, CNN.