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

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Lois Harris

Comparing yourself to other people's progress is the one for me. It can be silly to do it but it's helped me to stop being so critical. There was a colleague who was wicked smart, everyone said it and knew it. He made mistakes like wiping all our customers data. Lucky we recovered it and nothing was lost. That moment (and others) made me realize that no matter how good, knowledgeable, and clever I am, I'm still bound by human error. I'm not perfect and I have be proud that I'm smart enough to figure it out

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Vitor Paladini Author

Exactly. Sometimes we put people on pedestals, especially during our junior years.

I'm not perfect and I have be proud that I'm smart enough to figure it out

Also loved that take :)