Irrational Fear of Judgement

I’ve been programming for a couple of years now, but I don’t have a lot of public projects. That’s because of my irrational fear of judgement. It prevents me from releasing public code in the fear that is it bad and that i’ll be judged for it. In fact the opposite is true, chances are that people will point out what’s wrong and try to help you improve. Nobody will judge you for trying to improve, that would be stupid and counterproductive.

This concept has another name, perfectionism. Perfectionism in itself isn’t bad, but the moment it scares you because you don’t think you’re good enough, that’s when it becomes a problem.

Since I decided I don’t want irrational fears to lead me in life, I made the repository for shim public. You can find it at I’ll also be making other repositories public regardless of their quality. I want to improve, so it’s time to stop hiding in the shadows.

I wish I had more to say about this topic, but it’s a spur of the moment kind of thing. I hope to post more to continue my fight against my irrational fear of judgement.

Wish me luck. o/