Everyone has an occasional crisis of confidence. You’re about to turn something in, and you wonder, “Is it good enough?” Then, your next thought is, “Do I need to say something to my boss?”
There are definitely times when it’s just a bout of impostor syndrome; and by ignoring your inner critic, you avoid a situation in which your manager would’ve loved your work, but because of how you frame it, she starts to question it, too. However, there are other situations in which you need to speak up, so you can get the guidance you need to make something better.
It’s not always easy to tell one scenario from the other, but here are three times you should always be honest that you’re unsure of what you’re handing in: