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Reasons Why People Struggle to Succeed


Have you ever experienced doubting your abilities and having unfounded fraudulent feelings? Do you feel like you’re an impostor at work and think you are not competent as others perceive you to be? Chances are, you are experiencing Impostor Syndrome.

Impostor syndrome makes people feel self-doubt and personal incompetence despite accomplishments, experience, or education.

According to studies, 70% of the population experiences impostor syndrome. For some, this can debilitating and will result in the person working harder than asked and holding themselves to higher standards. As consequence, the pressure will take eventually take a toll on their well-being.

The self-sabotage this causes in employees may lead to them unknowingly sabotaging their careers. So, how can you combat this? Impostor syndrome has noticeable signs that you can avoid:

  • Negative self-talk
    “It’s no use”, “I don’t deserve this”, “I just know it won’t work”, and “Nothing goes right for me” are just some examples of negative talk.
  • Quiet quitting
    Productive people tend to want to learn more about their job. For some, not asking for more or “quiet quitting” is a form of self-sabotage wherein you only do what a given job requires.
  • Comparing your performance to others
    When you worry about not doing enough, you also tend to compare yourself to others. This leads to taking on more work than you can handle, which can lead to anxiety, stress, and burnout.

You can read more about the other signs at https://bit.ly/3Fi6dTm. If you are experiencing these signs, career counseling might help.

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We are a reputable provider of retained search in Houston, Texas that is willing to help both companies and employees find success.

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