You want to be the best at something. The very best, even. Maybe even… the best there ever was. But something’s standing in your way. Whether you’re looking to get a promotion at work or become a master guitar player, you just can’t shake the feeling that you’re not cut out for the job. You’re feeling unqualified, dejected and down.
Today on Character Coaching, we’re tackling the thorny but necessary hurdle of imposter syndrome. What is it? How does it impact us? And how can we overcome it? These are all things that this week’s journal-ee wants to know. His name is Ash Ketchum, and he’s struggling with feelings of inadequacy. While he’s normally a pretty optimistic guy, Ash can’t help but feel that he’s not succeeding as much as he should and that his failures will put distance between himself and his friends.
Before we jump to conclusions and provide Ash with advice, let’s hear what he’s got to say. What’s got the greatest Pokémon master to ever live feeling down in the dumps?
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