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There’s a gap that often exists between the objective quality of our work, and our subjective valuation of it.

The gap can exist in one of two directions.

On the one hand, we perceive our work to be better than it really is.

On the other, we perceive it to be worse.

These positions aren’t fixed for life. We can and do vacillate between the two, sometimes on a…