A colleague recently sought my opinion on a job application she was submitting. She was concerned about the ‘desirable’ criteria and whether she had sufficient expertise to support it. In reading the description she sent me, and having worked with her in the past, I knew that she had all the requisites. She also had an extensive wealth of relationships and experience to support her claims. Yet, she was hesitating and was not convinced that her skills were an ‘exact’ match. She is a perfectionist, a trait she deploys in her work beautifully. But often, as it was in this case, her exacting tendencies get in the way of her own success. Nothing is ever good enough! I reassured her and reminded her of many examples of her own work that she could quote. And I hope she moved from a glass half empty to a glass half full. How is your glass?