According to Wikipedia, Imposter Syndrome is “a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud.”
Many famous and highly successful people admit to feeling this way, such as Tina Fey, Kate Winslett, Seth Godin, Sheryl Sandberg and Maya Angelou, so you are not alone.
The first step to changing it is to become aware of it. Next time you feel this way, tell yourself that this is simply imposter syndrome at work and that it’s not real. Acknowledge that it’s an irrational fear.
Pay attention to the nice things people say about you and when people recognize your accomplishments don’t immediately dismiss them. Recognize that they are seeing something in you that you may not be seeing in yourself.
Acknowledge the things you accomplish and don’t compare yourself to others. When you compare yourself there will always be people who seem to be smarter or more accomplished than you – you are not trying to be like them.
Basically it’s about accepting and owning who you are and knowing that you are good enough, no matter what.
Try this affirmation:
“I release the need to feel like a fraud. I accept and acknowledge my abilities and accomplishments and claim my power with love.”