A Five Step Plan to Affirm that you deserve all of your achievements and achievements.
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- Acknowledge your feelings
- Understand your strengths and weaknesses
- Talk to someone
- Visualize success
- Don’t be a perfectionist.
Do you feel like you never belong, and that any achievement, award, or promotion you receive is undeserved? Well folks, Cheater Syndrome is real. I can personally attest to the harmful effects this pattern of behavior can have in life. I have suffered in silence for years and it has often prevented me from achieving the goals I wanted and even the money I wanted to make. My personal life and friends have suffered from keeping everyone at a distance for fear that they might find out I was a “scam”. When I realized my Cheat Syndrome was manifesting, I tried to break the pattern.
The good news is that you can actually learn to overcome these self-destructive feelings and thoughts. Here I am going to share with you some simple strategies to overcome your Cheater Syndrome forever.
1. Acknowledge your feelings
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In any type of recovery, acceptance is the first step. So, if you suspect that you have a cheating syndrome, the first and most important step is to acknowledge your feelings.
Try to find out why you are feeling this way. In my opinion, recording your feelings in a journal is a step in the right direction. When expressing your feelings, make sure that you are as specific and specific as possible in each situation. In most cases, as you write down your feelings, it is very likely that you will find that your concerns are unfounded.
2. Understand your strengths and weaknesses
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No one is perfect; We are all meant to be wrong from time to time. By evaluating yourself using a personal SWOT analysis, you will find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie. In determining when you are best and worst, you never have to worry about whether you are right for your roles, projects, or achievements.
3. Find someone to talk to
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One thing that really helped me overcome my Cheater Syndrome was finding someone I could trust and be vulnerable to. For me this is my mother. I don’t care how old he is. When I feel that the world is against me, my mother always knows what to say to convince me of the hypothetical edge. Find someone you can talk to, who will take care of you, know you, and who has always given you good advice. It could be a family member or a friend. It just has to be someone you trust and who you can be really vulnerable with. Often times when you talk about these feelings you will find that there are many people out there who can relate to how you are feeling.
More importantly, the people who care for you always show you that your fears are unfounded. Listening to positive reinforcement from people you respect is a good precursor to increasing self-esteem.
4. Visualize the success
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Did you know that professional athletes are trained to visualize success even before participating in their respective sporting events? Introducing yourself as a successful person prior to your exam, presentation, or other endeavor is a great way to reduce post-performance stress.
Always remember: we are who we think we are. That’s why you should always see yourself as a winner.
5. Avoid perfectionism
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Setting realistic goals is a great way to achieve challenging goals. This is also a great way to avoid doubting yourself when the task at hand is successful. Always be a person who accepts honest failure as a part of life.