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I almost never look at somebodys code and think it's shit. Sometimes I think some ideas are not the best possible ones in given context. But I almost exclusively think "this is shit" while I'm looking at my own code. And I agree that that feeling is a problem as it often destroys my motivation to finish what I started.



> it often destroys my motivation to finish what I started

Shit code, mine or others, highly motivates me. To refactor/fix it. To the point I have a really hard time making targeted, single purpose commits.

Because I have pride in my work, concern for the dev who has to maintain this shit after me, and understand costs of technical debt.




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