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Does anyone else experience crippling self doubt and an irrational fear of messing up at work?

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Btw, I try to combat this by remembering that I have this position for a reason and no job is going to “do you a favor” and keep paying you if you weren’t doing well. I lean on my managers as second eyes when I’m making big decisions by coming to them with multiple solutions and getting their opinion on which is the best course of action. YOU CAN DO THIS

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Look up dunning kruger

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