February 5, 2021

Mélanie Boucarut

Things to do while you wait for your brain to catch up

Imposter’s syndrome: now you know it’s just your brain reacting to the unfamiliar. You need to double-down on the new activity to help it recognize that this new thing? Just part of your normal routine.

“Oh that’s just lovely Mélanie”, I hear you say. “But in the meantime I’m still doubting myself; I'm still terrified to put myself out there. I procrastinate like a maniac. So what’s your magic pill against that, huh?!”

There there. I’ve got you there too.

Your thoughts create your emotions. Your emotions drive your actions. If you want to do more of something that scares you, you need to create a better emotion. That means thinking better thoughts.

Remind yourself of your purpose: “I’m learning how to do the job of my dreams”; “this is what I really want for myself”; “I’m all in, including when it’s tough.”

Don’t compare, get inspired: “I’m standing on the shoulders of giants, that’s how I can see further”

Remember that all is unfolding exactly as it should: “Imposter’s just means I’m growing out of my comfort zone”; “this (unpleasant) sensation is exactly how it feels like to be on the right track to my goal”; “no deposit, no return”; “discomfort is the currency of my dreams”.

No bad horses, only untrained riders 🐴

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