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The Empress Has No Clothes by Alexander Kopelman, Joyce M. Roché

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Chapter 5What Color Is Your Parachute?

Get a reality check. Once you start looking at your impostor feelings, find a way to test whether your way of seeing yourself and your abilities and accomplishments is realistic. Ask yourself how you would view the same abilities and accomplishments in someone else.

Work on knowing yourself, on connecting with your calling, on leading an authentic life. You will still occasionally feel like an impostor, but the fear will be less intense and it will pass more quickly. Remember, it is your essence that defines who you are.

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Memory is an odd thing. As I have thought back to coming to New York to attend Columbia ...

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