John Guerrero

Apr 14, 2022

How to Conquer the Imposter Syndrome and Succeed in Life and as a Writer.

I've been publishing daily for over one hundred days. It's been an amazing journey. But I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Feeling that I've said all I needed to say. Feeling that I've said all I could ever say. Every draft I start seems like something I've already written about. How do you deal with writer's block and the imposter syndrome. Maybe I'm not cut out to be a writer.

The imposter syndrome is when you doubt your accomplishments and feel like a fraud. It's common among the ambitious crowd. And it can be debilitating. If you let it take over, it will prevent you from taking risks and achieving your goals.

So how do you deal with the imposter syndrome?

First, fake it. Faking it until you get some traction can help you out of a rut. When you're feeling unconfident, act confident. It sounds simple, but it can be effective.

Second, take some time for yourself. Dedicate some time each day to doing something that makes you happy. This will help you remember why you're doing what you're doing and give you the strength to keep going.

Lastly, remind yourself that if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. And most people aren't doing this. This feeling happens to everyone. If it can happen to one person, it can happen to every person. Take comfort in knowing that you are doing something difficult. The effort is not wasted.

If you write, you're a writer. Simple as that.

John Guerrero

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