Updated: Jan 3, 2022
Dear reader on the other side, people like you and me love to make a good impression. And fundamentally, there's nothing wrong with that. We do it because we care. So don't feel bad if you have a persistent need to impress those around you.
Yes, you care about what they think. To you, what your colleagues, boss or parents think, matters. So you're constantly working on doing your best. You push yourself to the limit, to the point of feeling like your work sucks. Because you have drained yourself in such a way, that no more juice is coming out. It somehow feels like you are dry.
You want to do your best, but nothing good is coming out.
You want to show that you know how to do this, but nothing proves that you do.