A Cure for Self-Doubt?
Almost all imaginative people feel self-doubt.
This tendency seems to be common to all creative fields: from English Literature graduate students to self-publishing Vampire-romance authors; from lifestyle coaches to graphic designers.
In fact, the more we learn about the lives of great writers and thinkers, the more common this situation seems. We discover that everyone from John Keats to millionaire copy writers seems to have frequently felt that they were, basically, on balance, in the end — well, — kind of rubbish.
While there is, therefore, probably no permanent cure for this condition, there does seem to be an effective treatment.
The less lonely we feel as creative people, the happier we become, and the less time we waste worrying whether we are basically rubbish.
The treatment is to increase the amount of time one spends in an artistic frame of mind.
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