As creatives, we tend to treat our work like our child. We nurture it the best we can and hope that it does well. But sometimes, we nurture it excessively and don’t let it shine on its own. We fear that the effort we put in may not be enough and our child may not be at its best. So we keep trying to make it better.
Does this sound like something you do? Well, I can totally relate. I experience that a lot of times. In fact, I’ve been going through that a lot recently, which is why I haven’t been posting as frequently as I used to.
So I thought I’d just whip open the editor and start hitting the keys till I produced another successful child for you guys. But before I was able to do that, I faced crippling thoughts about how the time needed to be right and my article needed to be great, etc. And that stopped me from even getting started.
But even once you begin, you’re faced with the Procrastination Monster that holds you back from completing your projects. And this big fella is controlled by a persistent tamer called Your Inner Critic. You know, that voice that critiques you about every little thing and settles for nothing less than perfection.
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
– Steve Jobs
I came across this quote in a video talking about self-transformation. I’ve been a bit inactive on the blog because I’ve been trying to figure stuff out.
In the process, I found myself wondering about how I can develop myself further and this quote gave me an interesting perspective.
Fears and pride hold us back from pursuing our truest potential. But if we take a step back and look at the nature of life, we’ll realise how transient it really is.
Happiness is a thing we all aspire to achieve. But despite our intentions, we fail in reaching this ideal state. It seems like an illusion – like something we’re not destined to enjoy in this life.
But is this really the case?
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Do you suffer from poor self confidence? Get bitten by the anxiety monster on stage?
I’m sure you’ll learn how to be more confident in yourself after reading this article.
So here’s 3 tips to boost your self assurance:
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Struggling with self belief? Well, this time-tested technique is sure to give you a solid foundation.
Do you find yourself broken in difficult situations? Do you get overwhelmed by negativity and spiral into damaging behaviour? Well, I feel your pain and want to help you out!
In this video, I talk about ways to deal with discouraging moments and how to best tackle them. This way, you won’t harm yourself as much and get out of the negative lifestyle it brings as soon as possible.
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As for me, I’d tell him to stay strong, that everything will be okay in the end, and that he should focus on building skills to make himself independent 🙂
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by what looks like a mountain-load of work, remember to take it one step at a time.
Break down that large task into smaller, simpler ones. Focus on the next smallest physical action you can take over the final product you want to achieve.
Results are the sum of actions. So once you’ve decided your end goal, make sure to concentrate on action and implement your plans. Even the littlest steps can take you closer to your vision.
So if you’re feeling flustered, take a moment to step back and make things simpler. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” as Chinese philosopher Laozi said.
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