Imposter syndrome is something that the industry has become more and more aware of, with countless articles telling us how to navigate and overcome it. Still, perhaps instead, we should learn to accept this feeling and learn to use it to our benefit.
Developmental psychology tells us there are multiple milestones that an individual should hit throughout our life cycle. In school, we are given standardized tests and grading rubrics to say to us how well we are doing. But once we make the transition into adulthood, all of that is gone. We start to feel like we're not good enough because we've lost our developmental structure. Removing the negative connotation we have with imposter syndrome is the first step we can take to reduce stress and stop feeling isolated, giving us the space we need to find our cure.