Crushing the Imposter Syndrome

Sometimes in classes and at work, I feel like I’m the only one who’s struggling. I’m the only one who’s not sleeping at night and spending countless hours on a single assignment or paper or program. Everyone else seems to just get it. It’s like I’m lying to everyone that I belong at that level, including myself. When I try to confide this in others, they just say, “don’t be silly, you’re great at this.” And all I can think is, “Crap, I’ve fooled them too.”

[ via Cyclone Life ]

About Ann Hoang

Ann is currently a .NET Developer and likes social justice + technology and accordions. She can be reached via email at ann@steminist.com, on Twitter at @annhoang or on the web at www.annhoang.net.