I'm graduating with my masters on Friday. I am slightly terrified and very excited to start life post graduate school. I have no idea what the future will bring, or what opportunities will arise from hard work I put in the last 3 years. I do know I need to follow the advice of this poster. In graduate school I got over my fear of being wrong pretty quick. But then again, graduate school is a place that welcomes creativity, weird answers and different opinions. Its a safe place where you hash out your arguments and ideas with the help of your peers. Sitting around a table with brilliant women (yes, surprisingly no dudes in my program) facilitated my sharing of ideas, regardless if the trajectory was correct or incorrect.
I have yet to conquer this fear in the real/professional world. I''m a hard worker, but I'm often intimidated by others expertise and creativity that I fail to assert my creative dreams and opinions. So, as my mini goal for life post graduate school- get over this insecurity. Dream big, be creative and SHARE these ideas. So what if they are bad/wrong/stupid? The act of speaking them is a victory.
Do you have any insecurities you are trying to conquer?