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Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic
Most writers manage to get by because, as the deadline creeps closer, their fears of turning in nothing eventually surpasses their fears of turning in something terrible. But I’ve watched a surprising number of young journalists wreck, or nearly wreck, their careers by simply failing to hand in articles. These are all college graduates who can write in complete sentences, so it is not that they are lazy incompetents. Rather, they seem to be paralyzed by the prospect of writing something that isn’t very good.

“Exactly!” said Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, when I floated this theory by her. One of the best-known experts in the psychology of motivation, Dweck has spent her career studying failure, and how people react to it. As you might expect, failure isn’t all that popular an activity. And yet, as she discovered through her research, not everyone reacts to it by breaking out in hives. While many of the people she studied hated tasks that they didn’t do well, some people thrived under the challenge. They positively relished things they weren’t very good at—for precisely the reason that they should have: when they were failing, they were learning.
talent  writing  procrastination  imposter-syndrome 
29 days ago by thegrandnarrative
Fill The Gaps in Your Career with The Imposter's Handbook | Big Machine
I wrote this book to fill the gaps in my programming career. I'm a self-taught developer, and for most of my career, I've learned what was required to get the job done. When conversations veered toward core concepts, I disengaged. I decided to change all of this in 2014 and wrote a book about what I learned.
career  career-development  imposter-syndrome 
9 weeks ago by tekbuddha
Foot-candles: the different paths to tech – Alice Goldfuss
The deeper you dive into programming, the more you will run into topics covered by CS degrees. This may make you feel extremely behind and out of your depth. When this happens, keep the following in mind:

Your lack of knowledge in these topics doesn’t negate the work you’ve already done.
You know things CS grads don’t.
It’s likely your understanding of the topic is fresher and more complete than a CS grad who hasn’t touched it in years.
Everyone learns things in different orders and at different times, including CS grads.
Some things you will never need to know.
imposter-syndrome  computer-science  system-of-professions  careering  worklife  self-definition  to-write-about  via:Vaguery 
june 2018 by WMTrenfield
Act Now To Shrink The Confidence Gap
A few years ago, when Hewlett-Packard wanted to see why more women weren’t in top management positions they made an interesting discovery:

Women working at HP applied for a promotion only when they believed they met 100 percent of the qualifications listed for the job. Men were happy to apply when they thought they could meet 60 percent of the job requirements.
imposter-syndrome  hewlett-packard  confidence-gap  statistics  recruiting  forbes  nancy-f-clark 
june 2018 by yolandaenoch
How We Combat Imposter Syndrome – Fog Creek Software – Medium
We ask each new employee’s team lead to answer the same questions, then we go over the answers to make sure they’re in alignment. And we fix any bugs that we identify.

How does this help combat imposter syndrome? It gives our new employees a concrete answer to that most nagging of questions — am I doing OK? Am I meeting the company’s needs and expectations?

The goal is simple: make sure everyone on our team feels confident and comfortable in their place at our company.
allie-schwartz  fog-creek  imposter-syndrome  career-advice  onboarding 
may 2018 by yolandaenoch
Foot-candles: the different paths to tech – Alice Goldfuss
The deeper you dive into programming, the more you will run into topics covered by CS degrees. This may make you feel extremely behind and out of your depth. When this happens, keep the following in mind:

Your lack of knowledge in these topics doesn’t negate the work you’ve already done.
You know things CS grads don’t.
It’s likely your understanding of the topic is fresher and more complete than a CS grad who hasn’t touched it in years.
Everyone learns things in different orders and at different times, including CS grads.
Some things you will never need to know.
imposter-syndrome  computer-science  system-of-professions  careering  worklife  self-definition  to-write-about 
may 2018 by Vaguery

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