Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? Have you heard of imposter syndrome?
If you are unfamiliar, according to dictionary.com, imposter syndrome is:
“anxiety or self-doubt that results from persistently undervaluing one’s competence and active role in achieving success, while falsely attributing one’s accomplishments to luck or other external forces.”
Here recently, I have been feeling I am not good enough at the things I am involved in and with. I am not feeling this way to play the victim card or feel sorry for myself. I simply, and truly, just do not feel as though I am enough; or I am doing enough. There is so much going on that I do not feel 100% focused on anything. One thing in particular is this blog, theRanches’Wives. At this point in my life, my biggest role is to be inside taking care of our children and our home. Because our kids are very young and the weather has been so unpredictable; we have not been able to get outside as much as we would like. Additionally, I do not have the ability to help as much as I would like, or contribute to the blog with as much content as I would like. I have learned, and have to remind myself, that this is just a phase of being a Ranch Wife/Mom; my role will shift and change as my children grow. Many I have spoken to are also feeling this so-called imposter syndrome. One who I talked with today, Heather Senn had this to say:
“Satan loves to attack us when we are struggling and make us feel like we aren’t enough. IT IS A LIE! You are good enough!... Satan wants us to feel and be non effective for Christ, that is his goal! And man the struggle to feel like enough is so real!”
We have to remember that we are not the only ones feeling this way and to push through, and past, these feelings. If not, they will destroy us. If we let these thoughts control our emotions; then in my opinion, we will not perform our best. Then in turn, not truly be good enough in that certain moment of time.