This blog post is part of a 3-part series curating some of the most popular blog posts as well as some of my personal favorites. They broadly cover 3 themes: the myth of perfection, our people-pleasing reflex and those nagging failure worries. This last week dives into our incessant worry about past and future mistakes… [...]
Believing we haven’t got what it takes. Believing we can make someone like us. Wanting to control what others do or say. Believing we know nothing. Believing we know it all. Believing they know it all. Giving up (because we believe we can’t make it work). Not giving up (because we believe that quitting [...]
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They do mistakes. Allow yourself to do the same. They do learning curves. Allow yourself to do the same. They do trial and error. Allow yourself to do the same. They do incomplete. Allow yourself to do the same. They do shitty first drafts. Allow yourself to do the same. Because a mistake [...]
I used to think that writers wrote their beautiful books in one easy-breezy flow. But they don’t. They write shitty first drafts. They delete parts that don’t work. They start over. I used to think that painters painted their paintings in one effortless series of spot-on brush strokes. But they don’t. They make [...]
December is Quote Month over here on the blog. I’ve always been an avid quote collector and have always been fascinated by the power and profound impact that just a couple of words – seemingly casually strung together in one compact phrase – can have. They can inspire. They can turn our perspective upside [...]
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