“You’re not really a developer. Sooner or later people are going to realize you don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re just not good enough.”
You’ve probably had thoughts like these at one point or another. You’ve never heard someone else tell you that you’re not a developer, but you’re still thinking it. You may be thinking along these lines right now.
I’ll let you in on a secret about these feelings. Are you ready?
All developers have these thoughts and feelings to some degree. They’re so are so prevalent, it’s become a right of passage——a well-worn path we all trod down.
These negative perceptions strike at the best of people—seasoned veterans and novices with huge potential. We all feel inadequate with our development abilities in one way or another.
Worse, these thoughts can be harmful. They cause people to hold back ideas. They make individuals avoid participating.