“When you feel insecure or like you don’t measure up, remind yourself of how far you’ve come. And in the moment you’ll realize you’ve climbed mountains and can overcome anything." ― Brittany Burgunder
You don’t feel good enough.
How can you ever measure up?
Everything appears so much smaller in the moment. One of the few benefits of looking back is seeing how far you’ve come. Without this birds-eye view, you tend to vastly underestimate both potential and progress.
Nowhere is this more important than starting something new.
Look at the greats in every discipline. Their achievements are intimidating at first. How can you ever compare? They are so much better than you can ever be. Shouldn’t you just be content with the gift of their work?
Would they have ever created such beautiful things if they had settled for mediocrity like you at this very moment? Believe it or not, they were once like you. Total newbies, stumbling about and embarrassing themselves. The difference is... they didn’t care what other people thought. They were in LOVE!
It is time you do the same. You can be just as great. Your creations can move hearts and minds just as theirs do. Consistent effort is required to get there, but what do you care? YOU are in LOVE! As long as you find joy in your work, every day is a celebration of art and your ability to create.
You’ve already climbed so far with countless other skills. This new one allows you to climb even higher. Don’t stop now!
🤔 Food for Thought:
Are you struggling with being good enough to start?
Have you looked back at all you’ve accomplished so far?
Can you not see how freaking AMAZING you are?
⚙️ One Small Step:
When starting something new, don’t think about how bad you are. Just focus on improving a little bit each day. Don’t compare yourself to experts. This is incredibly unfair and disingenuous, because these same experts were once like you.
Having trouble getting started or creating consistently? Join me as a founding member of the Co-Create Community and light your creativity on fire! We have a few spots left in our founding group that kicks off on February 1.