When you hear the term “impostor syndrome,” you probably think of a negative feeling of self-doubt—that you’re not really as intelligent, creative, or charming as people think you are. In his new book, popular psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant shares surprising new research that feeling like an impostor can actually motivate you to work harder and smarter in order to reach your goals.
What about searching for happiness? According to Grant, new evidence suggests the more people value happiness, the less happy they often become. There are many more ways that Grant challenges people to rethink and unlearn. He offers many practical strategies for letting go of old views, old habits, and outdated facts that no longer serve you, your family, or your community.