Thursday, July 10, 2014


Well... the next chapter in this book... is entitled "who do you think you are anyway?"
---and I soooooooooooooo relate.

It starts off with some typical issues of self-doubt.... how it can cause all kinds of regret, shame, night terrors, paralysis... just to name a few. She offers the idea that you can usually tell the difference between self doubt from a realistic concern; by saying your fear out loud... either to yourself or someone you trust... and going with your gut instinct.

But there are others things she warns as potential problems with issues of self doubt:

-the Getting Ready to get it Ready syndrome... or in other words... procrastination in the form of working and working in circles because you think you are preparing for your creative endeavor. Examples she gives include... thinking you have to get a special certification, take some classes, or to lose weight or some such.

-the Analysis Paralysis syndrome; where you over-research... over analyze everything to the point of not being able to do anything or get anything going.

-the Who Do I Think I am Anyway Syndrome; which she describes as the fear of becoming arrogant or pretentious or "too big for one's britches."

... I believe she has a point (or rather several)...

Sometimes you just have to go with what you have.
Where you are.
And just start... even if it may be a smaller scale version... or on a more limited budget...
...more tomorrow...