Who are you not to?
Judgment of your work – the kind that stops you in your tracks – is unproductive.
Judgment of your work – the kind that steers you in the right direction – that’s productive. That’s the kind of judgment that matters. That’s the kind that’ll get you hired. That’s the kind that’ll get eyes to your writing and ears to your message. That’s the kind of judgement you can develop as a skill.
You’re able to judge your work. The challenge: can you keep working despite your ability to judge your work? Can you keep working because you’re able to pulverize your work through the scrutiny of your judgement?
We should all judge our work based on our own criteria for quality. If our work doesn’t match our expectations, then perhaps it’s our expectations – not our work – that needs adjustment.