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How to feel more confident at work today

💬 Today’s tip: The quickest way to cure your imposter syndrome is to talk about it.

If you’re one of the lucky ones with a steady job right now, chances are you’ve spent some time recently feeling like a fraud. Why are you still working while so many millions are unemployed? When is your boss finally going to realize you have no idea what you’re doing?

The good news is: You’re not alone. As Robert Roy Britt writes, imposter syndrome is everywhere, from the C-Suite to Hollywood to the Zoom square next door.

And the even better news is that the cure for imposter syndrome is pretty straightforward: Just talk it out. Experts have found that “discussing your imposterism with friends or colleagues, identifying common triggers and where you get stuck,” can stop I’m-not-worthy rumination in its tracks, Britt explains. Soon you’ll realize how common the feeling really is, and start to question the supposed facts that are fueling it.

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📚 More from Forge on feeling more confident at work:

A Simple Principle to Boost Confidence

A Chart That Shows How Privilege Operates

Embrace Your Imposter Syndrome

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