#15 - You're An Imposter - And That's Okay ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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Hi there ๐Ÿ‘‹

Even software engineers with decades of experience, admit to feeling lost and incapable many times during their work. And this is very common across the industry, and even outside of it! Imposter syndrome is completely normal, and very common among software developers and engineers.


๐Ÿคฏ Being an imposter amongst "geniuses"


When I first started making videos in 2016-17, I was a nervous wreck ๐Ÿ˜ I was afraid that people would tease me, comment negatively, and worse - that they would find mistakes and catch me saying the wrong things.

And this fear almost kept from making more videos. But somehow, even though I didn't realise back then, I was fighting imposter syndrome.

What is imposter syndrome?

When you feel like you are not sufficiently expert at your work, or you feel like you are a fraud.

Let me tell you a secret.

Nobody is an expert and nobody is an imposter. It's all relative.

That's not to say that feeling like an imposter is not real. It is as constant as the daily bugs we get in our code.

But that feeling is relative to our own perspective of ourselves, rather than a logical analysis from others.

Imposter syndrome is all too common among every level of engineer. Your own manager with 20 years of experience has it.

The reason you don't seem them showing it because they are good at "managing" it.

You will become good at it too in no time.

๐Ÿ˜ค Why Does Imposter Syndrome Exist?

Simply put - we strive to be excellent and better than others every day. Paradoxically, this increases the feeling of being a fraud. Hence the existence of imposter syndrome.

๐Ÿง  How do you overcome it?

โœ… Consistency is key

Just keep being better than your previous self, and nothing else.

And being consistent boosts confidence more than you can imagine.

๐ŸŒ Talk to peers

Networking and participating in discussions with peers on wide-ranging topics can really help you actually remove imposter syndrome from your mind!

๐Ÿ’ช Play to your strengths

Instead of chasing the new shiny language or framework of tech stack, keep building and diving deeper in your current area of expertise and make sure you are a niche-level "expert" when it comes to demand.


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