Helen Mirren said, “Self-doubt is the thing that drives you to improve yourself.” I first read this quote and said to myself, “WTF, Helen!? Self-doubt is an asshole who must be destroyed! Self-doubt is the thing that drives you insane!” In my experience, self-doubt is a default mode that I must fight against each day in order to succeed as an artist. I wanted to know why Helen, a creator that I deeply respect, would say such a thing. Upon further investigation, I think I see what she meant.Read More
If you're struggling to start writing that novel, or forming that band, or getting your business idea off the ground, you might be stuck overthinking it. Overthinking can keep some of us paralyzed for days and even years at a time. There is a solution, and it’s pretty simple. The answer is to just start.