Overcoming Impostor Syndrome as a Photographer

Impostor syndrome is the pervasive feeling that you’re faking your way through success, and that your achievements are attributable only to good luck. There is an unsettling, nagging worry that accompanies impostor syndrome, that somehow, someday, someone is going to find out that you’re a great big phony. That you’re really not as really good as you’ve cleverly convinced people that you are. That you’re a fraud.”

An absolute truth is revealed here. This applies not just to photography . Such an incredible read. I felt compelled to share this with everyone . I can’t tell you how often I feel like an imposter. Insecurity has been so devastating to me as of late. Instead of feeling like an imposter I am going to silence the doubt. I will move past the fear. Moving forward I will embrace the changes in my life rather than running from them. I will not question my path. I will look to the sky allowing the the starry night to guide my way. An undiscovered delight surely awaits if I believe.
I know many will relate to this.
–Shareen

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There is an unsettling, nagging worry that accompanies impostor syndrome, that somehow, someday, someone is going to find out that you’re a great big phony.

Impostor syndrome is the pervasive feeling that you’re faking your way through success, and that your achievements are attributable only to good luck. There is an unsettling, nagging worry that accompanies impostor syndrome, that somehow, someday, someone is going to find out that you’re a great big phony. That you’re really not as really good as you’ve cleverly convinced people that you are. That you’re a fraud.

In today’s post, I’ve decided to focus on impostor syndrome in the photography community, but everything herein can be easily extrapolated onto any professional field or any creative pursuit. I’ve collected some thoughts from a few of the I Heart FacesCreative Team; Amandalynn Jones and Julie Rivera, as well as Texas photographer Karyn Kelbaugh

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