Has everyone heard of impostor syndrome?
It’s that feeling we’ve all experienced where, despite our accomplishments, we’re unable to feel like we’ve earned our spot. Like we’re a creative imposter and someone is going to find out we don’t belong.
I don’t know any creative person who has never internalized this feeling.
But the truth is: we’ve all earned our spots, because the only opinion that matters is yours. So shake off those insecurities and learn to be the boss of your creative life.
- You are your harshest critic. Don’t beat yourself up. Treat yourself like you’d treat any other critique partner.
- If you don’t respect your writing time, no one else will. Make those quiet moments count.
- You decide what your idea of success is. Don’t let anyone tell you who you should be.
- If you want to write for you, that’s okay. Getting published doesn’t define a writer.
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