On beating yourself up
Almost everyone does it. I’m not sure why.
After the fact (or even during it) all the blame, second-guessing and paralysis. We say things to ourselves that we’d never permit anyone else to say. Why?
- It leaves us bruised and battered, unlikely to do our best work while we’re recovering.
- It hurts our knuckles.
- It distracts us from the work at hand.
Perhaps there’s a more humane and productive way to instill positive forward motion. I’m sure there is.
At the very least, this is a dumb hobby.