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Lite Lesson: Imposter Syndrome

Life Lessons: From Sport and Beyond

  • 10/21/2021
  • 15 min

About this Episode

Imposter sydrome is where we feel like a fraud and don't deserve the success that comes our way. It is often accompanied by uncomfortable feelings like anxiety and thoughts like "I'm not good enough" or "I don't deserve to be here". The key insight from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is that uncomfortable thoughts and feelings are normal and to be expected. It is our desire to get rid of them, or to not recognise them for what they are - simply thoughts and feelings that come and go irrespective of their content - that is the problem. To help explain more is the world's best-selling ACT teacher Dr Russ Harris - author of The Confidence Gap and The Happiness Gap. The more we can make space for all thoughts and feelings aand recognise that we are aware of them and don't have to battle them, suppress them or buy into their storylines - the more freedom we have to act in accordance with out values.The full length episode with Dr Russ Harris is here: https://play.acast.com/s/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie/managinguncomfortablethoughtsandfeelings-drrussharris***Follow me:on instagram https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/on twitter https://twitter.com/simonmundieAnd for the 'Mundie on Monday' newsletter - featuring the best 'nuggets' from three years and more than 150 of these conversations - head to simonmundie.comPlease do share this episode with anyone who may benefit, and if you can rate and review wherever you get your podcasts I would be very grateful - it makes a big difference :)***Finally a shoutout to my sponsors Pure Sport CBD whose support enables me to put out weekly episodesWhether you are anxious, stressed, struggling to focus or sleep – there’s something for everyone in Pure Sport CBD's brilliant range of oils, capsules, balms and nootropics. Puresport CBD products are triple lab tested – and trusted by many of the world’s top athletes for a reason.You can get £10 off your first order using the code LIFE10 at checkout - just head to puresportcbd.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.