Our brain has done a pretty good job of keeping us alive this long, largely because it works so hard in the background to steer us away from pain.
This is great keeping us safe and we need to listen to these warnings, though when it comes to tackling imposter syndrome, the damaging side effect is that we subconsciously go to the negative.
Just think about how easy it is to recall all of the times that you’ve stuffed up or made a huge mistake. Now, compare that to the last time you did something brilliantly.
Harder to think of that one, right?
Have that logical argument with your illogical brain. It’s simply trying to tell you “HEY! Remember that time you failed / got it all wrong / messed up? You don’t want to feel that pain again, do you?”
Remembering the wins slowly and surely builds up confidence over time and makes it easier to switch off that internal auto-pilot to develop a new habit of going to the positive, rather than the negative.