A tiny pep talk / Issue 1,199
Oh, hi friends!
I was just thinking about all the impossibly wonderful people I know — especially people who’ve been laid off lately, or are under-recognized by their industries, or who have so many competing commitments they have to divvy up their days like sushi rolls.
When I think about them, I don’t say: They’ve lost their cachet because they’re searching for their next gig.
I don’t say, They don’t have ‘it’ because they’re not a headliner, or because didn’t get that role.
I don’t say, They’re not a serious artist/worker/entrepreneur/human because their life can’t revolve 24/7 around what they love.
But I wonder why we so often say the same things about ourselves?
Things we can’t control: Linear advancement, external validation, obligations.
Things we can control: Second drafts, internal dedication, returning to the task.
You don’t believe the people around you are impostors.
So how could you be one?
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