Over the past couple of months, I've worked and talked with too many supertalented friends and clients who live in a state of paralysis. They are so creative and so amazing at what they do, yet their fear of judgement has rendered them inert. Their confidence left the building with Elvis and left them high and dry.
This paralysis of confidence, especially in creative, performing and visual Artists is a sad state that I'm all too familiar with. Last summer, I wrote a blog about it that seems very relevant this week. I decided to share it here today in the hopes that it will help to shake more supertalented Artists out of that paralyzed state of inertia:
You want to know what the secret ingredient to success is?
That's right. Plain and simple confidence.
It kills me when I see and hear super smart, super talented people beat up on themselves over tiny little mistakes. There's a very fine line between wanting to do things right and being paralyzed by perfectionism. I know this first-hand because I was a rabid perfectionist for most of my childhood and young adulthood.
And then I snapped! Seriously. I couldn't take my own pressure. I couldn't take my own criticism and hypermicroscopic perfectionist lens. I inspected my own confidence down to nothing. I didn't believe in myself or my talents or abilities.
So I ignored them.
That's right, peeps. Your fearless Ringleader was a major disaster with zero confidence in her talents for years and years.
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