Prevent imposter phenomenon from blocking your success.
A patient of mine was having an anxiety attack because she feared she would not be able to succeed in the highly competitive real estate field in which she had worked 24/7 for several years. She believed it was only a matter of time before her incompetence would reveal itself and she would lose her job. The paradox was that she had just received an award and a bonus for being the top salesperson in her company for the year. Initially, I was puzzled at the contradiction. I saw her as bright, friendly, and obviously capable and accomplished, but her self-doubt clouded her vision of herself.