What is imposter syndrome - Pinterst pin
The guiding principle behind everything that I teach through Vibe Shifting is that “if you can dream it and believe it, you can always achieve it”. This is because if you don’t believe you can do something, you won’t even try (and if you do believe, nothing will stop you).

If you don't believe you DESERVE to succeed, you'll sabotage your progress at every turn. Click To Tweet

But there’s another part to this mantra, because it’s not only about believing that you have the ability to do something, it’s also about believing that you deserve to have it happen for you.

If you don’t believe that you deserve to live your dream — no matter how much you think you want it — it’s not going to happen for you, because your subconscious is going to be sabotaging every attempt you make to get there. You’ll be undermining your progress at every stage.

Imposter Syndrome

This phenomenon of not believing that we deserve our success is often referred to as Imposter Syndrome . It is very common (some estimates say that up to 70% of high-achieving individuals suffer from it), and it is one of the biggest dream-killers out there.

Basically, those who suffer from Imposter Syndrome chalk their successes up to luck or fluke and they are terrified that they cannot live up to the image that they believe other people have of them.

Oftentimes, these people are also perfectionists who secretly believe that they are frauds for having achieved the things they have when their own lives are not the shining examples of perfection that they believe the lives of successful people should be. Those with Imposter Syndrome do not believe that they deserve their own success.

There’s Nothing You Have to Prove

This syndrome is one of the saddest aspects of fear of success, because the truth of the matter is that just the fact that we want what we want is enough.

From a cosmic perspective, there’s nothing we have to prove, no penance we have to pay, no sacrifices we have to make in order to be deserving of what it is that we want. We are deserving of our dreams by virtue of our existence alone; we were born deserving of them.

There is no penance you have to pay or sacrifice you have to make in order to deserve your dreams. Click To Tweet

It’s only through the fears, negativity, and judgment that we have picked up from the outside that we come to doubt our deserving-ness.

But these internalized fears are often so ingrained that we don’t even realize that we have them; we keep sabotaging ourselves by not doing what we know we need to do to get to where we want to be, and we don’t even realize that we’re doing it because, deep inside, we don’t believe we deserve to have our dreams come true.

 

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