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Discussion on: Have you ever struggled with imposter syndrome? 👽

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Rei Allen Ramos

Short answer is I haven't overcame it.

Everyone gets it whether they put a label on it or not. I guess from personal experience, I just acknowledge the fact that there's always someone better than me, therefore I need to keep an open mind and treat each moment as an opportunity to grow. This growth mindset is what's pushing me to pursue other hobbies outside of web development as well.

The advice I tell myself is to always compare what I am with what I was 3 months prior. This helps me quantify my progress.

  • I just wrote a migration file to add a new column to table foo. 3 months ago I didn't even know what a table is.
  • (time X has passed)
  • I just wrote a migration file to add a new column to table foo. 3 months ago I had to copy/paste an existing migration's filename and sloppily edit the timestamp.
  • (time X has passed)
  • I just wrote a migration file to add a new column to table foo. 3 months ago I didn't know this framework has built-in generators.

So take it easy and pat yourself on the back for every small progress you make. Leaving this powerful message below:

1.01^365 = 37.8
0.99^365 = 0.03