Do you ever ask for feedback on your work, or do you wait for it to be offered or for your annual review?
When you have Imposter Syndrome, asking someone ‘how did I do?’ feels risky. When you feel like a fraud, that your success is down to luck and that you might be exposed, asking for feedback is one of the last things you want to do. Why would you risk drawing attention to yourself where someone might spot your mistakes? Ask for feedback and you risk confirming your worst fears.
But feedback is essential for progress.
When you do a piece of work, you need to know 3 things:
- What went well
- What didn’t, and
- What to do differently next time.
Without this knowledge, you won’t be able to make adjustments to your work, adapt to new situations, build resilience, or improve your performance – all of which you need to do to progress your career.
In this episode, I explain:
- How your Imposter Syndrome stops you from asking for feedback
- Why NOT asking for feedback is a problem for progressing your career
- Why failure and feedback are fundamental parts of the growth cycle
- 8 recommendations for how to ask for feedback
- How to solve your Imposter Syndrome so that you can ask for feedback more easily.