I suck! And so do you!—Karen McGrane

Good enough” sounds like a cop-out. There’s always a way to be better, another brass ring to grab for, another level to beat. Our desire to improve has a darker flip side: self-doubt and self-criticism. We’re never good enough. We find an outlet for our negativity in our work. The internet has always been a sprawling, chaotic mess, our processes and tools feel broken, and we’re surrounded by people making foolish and incompetent decisions. What a relief to finally take the pressure off ourselves and point the finger at someone else’s mistakes! What a relief to put our energies into fixing something! Funny thing about change, though. It works a lot better if it comes from a place of kindness than from judgement. Having compassion for our clients, colleagues, and co-workers has to come from within—it starts by having compassion for ourselves.

Attend a #dareconf event

If you enjoyed this video, consider attending a #dareconf event:

Upcoming events →

Who’s behind this?

At Together London we organise events to help you change your organisation. We’re here to make Dare Conference a safe space where everyone is treated with respect. Reach us at info@dareconf.com or Together London.

Jonathan Kahn

Jonathan Kahn

organiser
@lucidplot
David Caines

David Caines

branding and illustration
@salon16
Rhiannan Walton

Rhiannan Walton

co-organiser
@RhiannanW
Daniel Howells

Daniel Howells

digital design
@howells
Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Sara Wachter-Boettcher

content strategy
@sara_ann_marie