I wrote a short post recently on LinkedIn. It was spurred by conversations that I have been having of late with colleagues, friends, and a couple individuals that I mentor. I wanted to reinforce what I have said in these private conversations when I assured them that they aren’t alone and shouldn’t question whether they are qualified to do what they do. What I wrote was,
Don’t fool yourself. Everyone has it.
Make your imposter syndrome a catalyst to grow. Own it with humility and seek out people or companies to learn from that address areas where you feel inadequate.
You have a new problem you are trying to solve with a tight timeline. You are working on an idea that you think will deliver a key outcome for your product, but you want to be confident before moving forward.
We need to move quickly as designers and we are always trying to figure out the best way to get data points before releasing that are tied to outcomes we care about; ones that go beyond hunches, following guidelines, or flat out copying other products. …
Problem solver by nature. UX, Product and Strategy guy. Interested in designing for social good.