Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Beating the little hater

When I'm drinking my morning coffee and perusing the morning edition of the internet, it always amazes me when I find something that really resonates. You know those "you too?" moments that we have when someone posts something you thought was your own little cross to bear? I found this this morning via my week+ backlog of feeds.

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23 open browser windows? delays between postings? The perfectionist vibe psyching you out? I completely understand. My little hater is a real scutch.

My little hater says:

  1. "Somebody already posted that (and said it better than you could)."
  2. "You're not nearly as clever as you'd like to think you are"
  3. "You used to be much funnier."
  4. "Everyone else's pictures look so much more professional than yours"
You might not know it, but I went to school for art. It's amazing I made it out alive, with so much energy spent on worrying about what others think. As for beating my little hater, these are the things most likely to succeed:
  1. Work fast (the more time you have to think, the more time to overthink).
  2. Work often (momentum can be your best friend or your biggest roadblock)
  3. Stop watching that TV!
  4. Don't think about the next "big idea" -- post two small ideas instead.
Our little girl is less that 11 weeks away from the big move. While it may not translate into more activity on this blog, I am going to be getting things done (and being productive). Setting up the baby area (are there a lot of baby rooms in Manhattan?), putting together some furniture, and ...picking a real name for Sprout. :)


kitty said...
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kitty said...

Hey there
I loved your post. It's timely and anyone can relate.

I posted a response here

I can't believe there are only 11 weeks left! Wow! how exciting?

cheers to you,