"On one occasion I distinctly remember saying 'Sorry to be annoying' before asking for a task to do. Looking back on that moment I wonder why I even said that. Of course it’s not annoying. They hired me for a reason and want me there. Even on campus, at a school where I have grown to be comfortable and confident, I find myself apologizing when I share ideas. Approaching situations with a tone that says 'I have this great idea, but feel free to shoot it down because I seem to not be 100% confident in it myself'. It is a very difficult position to emerge from, but the payoff is worth it."