90/365 – ” Are you your own worst critic ?”
I recently got to the interview stage for a fellowship I really wanted.
Although I felt like it went well, I couldn’t help but spend the next week replaying the conversation in my head – thinking through all the ways I could have improved my performance.
While the interview was undoubtedly imperfect, the lack of a feedback loop and a perfectionist’s mindset doomed me to a cycle of overthinking and overanalyzing.
It was only after a friend reminded me that I generally do a terrible job of assessing my own performance that I was finally able to give myself permission to move on.
If you are consistently your own worst critic, you probably suffer from a similar struggle. Do yourself a favor, and trust your own opinion of yourself less.