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How To Beat Imposter Syndrome | PAWCast 42 | Veterinary Podcast

December 21, 2020

Imposter Syndrome is a mindset that has penetrated the veterinary industry more than we realize. It seems like every new graduate is talking about it before they even have a chance to prove they AREN’T an imposter in the workplace.
We would argue that there isn’t a problem with imposter syndrome, rather, that there is a problem in perspective. We are simply looking around more than we are at ourselves.
Developing a system that allows you to have a goal, but to focus on the process of achieving that goal sets the stage for you to make incremental, consistent improvements. Comparing yourself to the person you were yesterday is a fair judgement.

So stop comparing yourself to those that are around you.

How do you do that? You make a plan. Set your goals in stone and your plans in sand. Learn how to be adaptive and adjust as you move forward. Read resources on improving your perspective and your skill sets. Get a mentor that will help you shorten the learning curve.

Don’t focus on the last step. Focus on the next step.

What are you doing to limit imposter syndrome? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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PAW Health Resources:
Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters by Tim Hiller:
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin:
12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson:
The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin:
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek:
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle:
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink:

The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.