I often come up with ideas ... then crumble them up because I think nobody could possibly be interested in them or that my judgment is wrong.

But whenever I have an idea that won't leave me alone, and I have to throw it out there as a "musing" to my supervisors or I won't be able to sleep, I end up with incredible interest and enthusiasm.

Which tells me that I need to start trusting my judgment more and taking ownership of my abilities in my workplace. I DO have good ideas.

Obviously, I won't be right all the time, and not all ideas will have good reception. But I need to start just throwing them out there anyway because how many good ideas have I let pass because I stopped pursuing them before they even got out of the gate?*

Anyway. I wanted to write this down as a public reminder to myself. Trust your damn judgment!

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*A lot, that's how many.