This is great advice. There is zero risk in saying “yes” to learn a little bit more than what it posted online. The more I’ve said “yes,” the more I’ve been able to distinguish about a role’s actual potential. Job postings are misleading.
The following article brought all of this into perfect clarity for me — I procrastinate out of perfectionism, not laziness. I’m afraid to get started for fear of fucking it up. So I’m working on just doing something, who cares how good the first attempt is? https://thoughtcatalog.com/david-cain/2013/02/procrastination-is-not-laziness/
I never asked for help. I didn’t even realize I needed it until I had constructed so many excuses for him that years had passed. It wasn’t until after I started to step away that friends exhaled a collective sigh of relief and said, “We were so worried.”