You’re better than you think you are. No, it’s true. What they say about us being our own worst critics isn’t just blowing smoke. And you know what? You’re better than your critics say you are too. There will always be people who don’t like your work, whether their reasons are warranted or not.
Here are a couple of things to remember when it seems like you just aren’t good enough.
Remember, only you can write your book. It’s been said before, but it’s true. No one can write your book but you. So, when you start feeling like you aren’t good enough, remember that it’s your story and it is what you want it to be.
You don’t have to keep up with everyone else. This is a surefire way to get burned out or to lose interest in what you’re doing. You are your own person. You don’t have to keep up with everyone else. In fact, you won’t be able to keep up with everyone else. There will always be someone to catch up to and that’s okay. That’s not to say that a little competition isn’t healthy, as long as it stays friendly.
It’s okay to stand out. If you’re just like everyone else, how will anyone distinguish you from the crowd? It’s okay to stand out and be different. Just don’t be different for difference’s sake. Make sure you believe in what you’re doing.
It’s also okay to blend in sometimes. You don’t always have to be “the one”. It’s okay to let other people get some attention. It’s not going to take away from your accomplishments or cause people to forget you. It might even bring you a little more recognition.
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