You Know Who Doesn’t Have Imposter Syndrome? Hillary Clinton!
Rapper Lizzo, TIME’s Entertainer of the Year, is no stranger to imposter syndrome. “I still don’t believe (the crowds), y’all paid them to be out there!’
Recently back in the headlines thanks to Hillary Clinton.
When Hillary responded to the queen of “own your value” – anyone who was watching knew what she was saying and who she was saying it to (if you don’t know the lyrics, they end with “…100% that b*tch!”) – and we roared with approval!
‘Yo, I make pop music but that (Hillary’s tweet) made me feel like I was a part of POP CULTURE. To reach a Presidential Candidate and a Former First Lady is wild.’
I love Lizzo. And the power that women rappers represent. And I’ll reserve much more on that for later.
In this note, I’ll like to spotlight Hillary Clinton.
That’s right, everyone’s favourite villain didn’t become who she is today by procrastinating or struggling with self-doubt. She is a warrior who COMMANDS her life – the good AND the bad – instead of trying to control it.
Being the commander of your life’s ship doesn’t mean being in CONTROL – rather, it means being sure-footed, and having uncensored conviction in every step you take or decision you make.
Does that sound impossible?
I invite you reconsider that. It’s not.
A life full of uncertainty is a life of PASSIVENESS, not POWER.
POWER is greater than PASSIVENESS.
You know what can actively hamper power? Too much responsibility. Sounds contradictory but think about it for a minute.
Why are 66% of people who self-identify with imposter syndrome women? Probably due to the staggering weight of responsibility we carry around on our shoulders, juggling work life, family responsibilities, and today’s socially driven fetish to “be perfect” – right down to how we act and look.
But guess what. We women are pissed. And just like Lizzo and Hillary, we’re not going to take it anymore.
Channel that pissed-ness.
It is power.