During our graduate orientation, our program director told us, “You may feel like comparing yourself with each other throughout your time here, but let me assure you: compare your success with yourself and no one else. Your success depends on you and you alone.” Even though I remembered this advice, I still found myself comparing myself to others in my program. There always seemed to be the “golden boy” or “golden girl,” whose words were infallible—always prompting praise from professors. I felt I could never measure up to those people, and soon became discouraged. I thought that I didn’t deserve to be in graduate school, and it was sheer luck (or misfortune) that I was there. Sound familiar?