Reminder: You actually don’t suck.

Some people struggle with overconfidence, with overselling themselves, with thinking they’re God’s gift to the world.

Not me.

I think a lot of us tend to underestimate ourselves, and tell ourselves we aren’t good enough.

But we can all use a little confidence boost.

I saw a quote the other day that said:

“You’re over here doubting yourself while so many people are intimidated by your potential.”

That’s true more often than some of us (particularly introverts) would like to admit.

If you ever get stuck and frustrated with where you are, sometimes it helps to hit rewind for a minute.

Instead of seeing life just through the narrow window of where you are this second, take a peek back at how far you’ve actually come to get here.

This moment you’re in, doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s here — you’re here — because of everything you’ve gone through and built upon yesterday, and the week before, and the year before that.

Whenever I look back at the work I’ve done over the past almost-decade, it’s encouraging to see that, while plenty of designs weren’t home runs (room for improvement), there’s a serious number of projects that leave me thinking —

That doesn’t suck.

Even (and especially) after a setback or two, I think we tend to forget how much we have to offer …

And how far we’ve come.

A look back at some of my favorite layouts and logos I haven’t thought about in a while:

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