You get an amazing idea, and you're all "Holy Hell: this is going to be amazing." Maybe what you want to design is a new app, an e-course, a line of handmade kids clothes, a book, a company, a solution to someone's problem. So you start getting into this high. You begin formulating the plans to execute this idea. You're totally immersed in this brilliant idea and how it's going to flipping transform your life, and other people's lives... and then it hits.
It's that voice. It's back again.
This is going to be so much work. What if you put all of this time, money and energy into this and it doesn't work? What if people hate it? You'll just embarrass yourself if you fail. Was this a stupid idea in the first place? Yeah, probably... I'll just let it go and go back to doing everything exactly the same. Why risk it? It's just easier to not think about it anymore.
Raise your hand if you've been here before. I know I have, over and over and over.
YOU CAN CHOOSE NOT TO THINK THIS WAY.
YOU'VE JUST GOT TO BE THE SANTA CLAUS IN YOUR LIFE.
But then that voice comes back and tells you it's stupid. If you don't believe in yourself, you may end up squashing your brilliant ideas and solutions to the problems in the world before you even begin.