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 "Do you ever have a disconnect between what you've objectively achieved and your feelings about it?" 

"[I wrestle] with the fact that I’m happy with a certain amount of internal conflict when I’m being creative, but also feel a sense of letdown after achieving something big."

"It was like a work version of COVID; I’d lost my sense of taste for accomplishment."

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