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One of the biggest fears a person with imposter syndrome must face is that, even though they are quite skilled, someone will discover that their biggest accomplishments were the result of dumb luck instead of true talent. No matter how much they achieve, they don’t feel worthy of the accomplishment. The sense of failure and low self-esteem can lead to depression which is a recognized mental health condition. The fear that each achievement is just a lucky break can be demoralizing and will set a person up for future failure.

Luck vs Natural Ability