Jul 02, 2019 - 05:55 PM
Nevertheless, you wouldn’t be the first person who has ever had self-doubts about being up to the job. Start by examining your own self-talk and emotions, put them in proper context, and determine whether they align with the facts. Many talented, intelligent, and successful people regularly work at the edge of their own competence, and that’s a space you’ll need to learn to be comfortable being in.
You should never downgrade or demote yourself, or sabotage your career track. It’s good that you are evaluating your work and identifying areas where you can grow. But take it from the experts: one of the worst things you can do is sell yourself short by telling yourself you aren't smart enough. Instead, tell yourself you have a lot of work to do just like everyone else, but you also have the motivation, work ethic, and character to learn all that you need in order to maintain high performance.