You must kill your fucking heroes! Take the metaphorical blade and slit their metaphorical throats. Slaughter them! Have no mercy. These fictions are no use to you. They keep you from your best work and enslave you in the false idea that they have come to represent in your mind.
What is the nature of the self? What is it that makes me, me and you, you? How we identify ourselves in relation to the environment and others, has an enormous bearing on the experiences we encounter and the levels of success or failure we witness. Here we will explore this fundamental to human performance and creative expertise.
In order for us creative people to find success in our careers we must be willing and able to identify our own deficiencies in self belief and ability. By taking an inner look at our own behaviour we can sometimes identify where these deficiencies lie. Self efficacy may be just another one of those abstract terms to you, but as artists it matters that we understand it. – Here’s why.
It’s a self identity thing. Who am I kind of self talk, you know when someone voices an opinion of you or your performance. I was going to use the word “ego” but I’ll choose something else because we have a kind of mixed up notion of what ego is. I’ll use the word “me” instead.
Alison Lighthall Miller (what a great name!) and I are both part of a bloggers forum group on Facebook and we got chatting recently over email about doing #EpicShit, the noise of too much advice and how to Overcome Self Doubt. Alison is a former US Military nurse and works with women suffering from depression, and […]