In her article How Much Do You Need to Know Before You’re an Expert?, career mentor Valerie Young of Changing Course describes a number of self-limiting beliefs about qualification and competence. Here are some quotes:
‘You’re especially prone to the Expert Trap if you mistakenly believe that competence and expertise are one and the same. The belief that, “If I were really competent, intelligent, qualified . . . I would know more” keeps far too many people from striking out on their own.
‘A lot of men fall victim to this same self-limiting thinking.
‘Yet my early research, coupled with twenty-plus years of anecdotal evidence, suggests women are more prone to equate competence with knowing it all.’
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Dr. Young is an expert on impostor syndrome and commented in an Entrepreneur magazine article: “Millions of people, from entrepreneurs to celebrities, have a hard time internalizing their accomplishments.”
> See article: Getting beyond impostor feelings.
Learn more about her programs at Changing Course – “Live life on purpose – Work at what you love – Follow your own road”
[Image from book Rethinking Expertise, by Harry Collins and Robert Evans.]
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