I doubt myself all the time. 

I’m not alone in this, I’ve found. In fact, some of the most accomplished, venerated women in the world suffer from imposter syndrome.

Take this quote from Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet: "I'd wake up in the morning before going off to a shoot, and think, I can’t do this; I’m a fraud." This absolutely stunning, talented woman feels the same doubt so many of us do!

But here’s another thing I learned. “You are not born with imposter feelings ... women often learn them growing up and working in a world that has double standards and impossible expectations.” (Forbes magazine, Tips for Overcoming Feeling Like An Imposter At Work)

We struggle because we aim high. Knowing this may not solve it, but it does soften that feeling to know how many amazing people are feeling these things—and continue to strive, to sometimes fail, and to pick themselves back up and succeed.

Sarah Cornwell