90/365 – “Are you your own worst critic ?”

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.


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