It was simple in the beginning. There was no sense of urgency. No one had any expectations. Until I was called by the Dean to submit my details to make my account original
I wrote for over a year in a private document before publishing my first piece on opera news hub when I first started writing. I wrote about what I was interested in writing about. I wrote because I needed to write down my thoughts. I wrote because I felt compelled to do so.
Things began to shift after a few months of openly sharing my work.
I observed that as my audience grew, I began to pass judgment on my work. I was delighted just to get my ideas down on paper at first, but now I felt like they had to be “good” ideas. I started comparing fresh articles to the ones that were the most popular. I was dependable.
Thankfully, my self-doubt did not prevent me from writing. For anyone who created things on a regular basis, I assumed this was part of the creative process. I convinced myself that self-doubt and judgment were just a cost I had to pay in order to continue on my quest and produce greater work.
In some ways, this is correct. Artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, athletes, and parents all suffer with self-doubt. But, in some ways, I was mistaken. Self-doubt is not a price you must pay in order to improve. Let's take a look at why.
Ambition and contentment are not diametrically opposed, although we frequently mistakenly believe they are. On the one hand, experts advise us to be conscious, present-oriented, and satisfied with our life regardless of the outcome. Coaches and champions, on the other hand, remind us that successful individuals work harder than everyone else, that we must never be satisfied, and that complacency is a bad thing.
The rose seed, on the other hand, is satisfied as well as ambitious.
Is it necessary to have self-doubt and pass judgment in order to succeed? Is it necessary to be dissatisfied with your job in order to discover the desire to improve? Is it true that judging ourselves makes us better?
I don't believe so. It is deliberate practice that allows you to improve. What makes you better is putting in your exercises and It is by falling in love with boredom that you will improve.
Those responsibilities are, of course, easier said than done. When I catch myself critiquing my work, I employ this method to get back on track: I try to remember that each conclusion is just a point on a spectrum of repetitions.
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