“Yikes. Part of me is scared to death that the choreographer will identify me as a terrible dancer.”
Sound familiar? If you’ve ever felt like a fraud, you’re not alone. Even the most successful people sometimes feel like they don’t deserve their success. It’s called impostor syndrome, and it’s experienced as chronic self-doubt—a feeling that you haven’t earned your success. It affects people across a range of fields and from all walks of life. In fact, researchers believe that more than 70 percent of working professionals have suffered from it at one point or another.