Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Second Guess

You know the feeling. It's that nagging voice that tells you the great idea you just had is lame.

According to most personality tests, some of the population is plagued with this 'decision making anxiety'. I am one of them. As soon as I hit 'send' when I'm writing I start wondering what I should have changed, and telling myself that someone else would have done better.

It's the single reason I don't follow through on a lot of my ideas. I'm just not confident they're good enough. And the truth is, most of them probably aren't.

But I don't want to let that stop me. After all, Thomas Edison learned several thousand ways not to make a light bulb. And then, he made one. The whole world is benefiting. That little voice just told me "You're not going to do anything that stupendous."

I just told it to be quiet, because I'm typing.

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