Top tips to keep imposter syndrome at bay

Reading this is a great start to the week, do your very best and if you have don’t worry ūüôā

Weekademia

quote of dayThis¬†‚Äėthought for today‚Äô notice at a tube station got my attention this week.

I am guilty.

I¬†have spent a lot of time worrying lately and I am not alone.¬† In academia we worry about job security, budgets,¬†grant applications, publications, time and project management, teaching,¬†work-life balance ‚Ästyou name it.¬† Not to mention the rejection that comes with most of the above, is it any wonder therefore that imposter syndrome is so rife in our hallowed halls?

Walt Disney reminds us to focus on doing not the best you can, but the very best you can.  Great, more pressure!  But how do we know when we have done our very best?  Don’t we all think we could have done better in hindsight or is that just the self-doubting perfectionist in me?

I‚Äôm writing this quick post as¬†a reminder to myself and others to stop worrying and to just get on with it ‚Äď work, life, whatever.

“Keep calm and…

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