One phrase really resonates with me in this post. BE COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE. I think that is the hardest part for any young designer to understand, especially when a design curriculum doesn't really stress self-confidence, it's something you need create yourself. I am realizing this now more than ever, having just graduated with a product design degree. The market is oversaturated with good designers, but not many designers are comfortable with taking the next step forward.
Thank you for this share!