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Discussion on: How I Manage Impostor Syndrome, Fear of Failure, and Other Common Programmer Problems

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Jordan Brennan • Edited on

All good stuff here, nice article! Really liked "Stay focused on your lane and strive for greatness at your own speed." When I was managing I noticed those people and admired them for it. I'm too ambitious to do that, so still working on that myself haha

As for this impostor syndrome thing, let's all just settle it right now:

If you are in your position because you weaseled your way in, you're an impostor.
Everyone else should shed any feelings of the sort!

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Vitor Paladini Author

Thanks, Jordan! Comparing myself with others is what I struggle the most with as well. I agree that there is a strong link to ambition and wanting more from all the hard work we do every day.

If you are in your position because you weaseled your way in, you're an impostor.
Everyone else should shed any feelings of the sort!

That's a great way to approach the problem. Being insecure might make it a little harder to think like that but I like the straightforwardness!