How do you know if you're good at something? Difficulty level: lack of feedback
November 6, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
How do you know if you're good at something?
posted by jcatus to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
It's easy to get feedback in school: If you get A's in subject X, you're probably good at subject X.
It's easy to get feedback in a field with a lot of visibility: If your blog has a lot of readers and your posts get linked often and in a positive way, you're probably good at it.
It's easy to get feedback in a lucrative field: If you're making a lot of money, you're probably good at that money-making enterprise.
But there are a lot of areas where feedback is almost non-existent or highly subjective. In those areas, how do you know if you are any good?