This episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast is all about confidence issues we may experience with our running. For some of us, it can be hard to feel good about our own efforts when others are posting or talking about their high mileage, pace, and vert for the week. In this episode, we explore how to avoid negativity in comparisons and how we should all remove the words “just” and “only” from our vocabularies.
Thanks for listening.
What is “impostor syndrome”? http://www.gradhacker.org/2011/09/02/banishing-impostor-syndrome/
Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
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Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
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Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com
2 thoughts on “Episode 10: “Impostor syndrome””
Listened to this episode again yesterday (most of it, at least) for a blog post that I’m working on for next week and I just wanted to let y’all know that this might be my favorite podcast episode I’ve ever listened to.
I sometimes struggle with impostor syndrome as well, especially as a coach, and this episode cuts to the heart of many of my fears/struggles/doubts. But Christina’s message of being good enough, of not comparing ourselves to others, and celebrating what we’ve accomplished instead of punishing ourselves for what we didn’t do was incredibly powerful.
So thank you ladies. Thank you for being you. Thank you for putting yourselves out there and being vulnerable to the world.
Keep up the great work!
Thanks so much, Denny, for your kind words and commiseration. I definitely struggle a lot with this as well. I am trying to open my mind to believe that I am “good enough” as I am, without having to run a certain distance, terrain, or speed. Trying to focus on my strengths, and see those as assets, rather than getting bogged down by things I don’t do well and fixating on the need to improve them. We truly appreciate your support!
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