Creative Juice: You Are Probably Not Good Enough

October 7, 2013

I don’t really give myself daily affirmations like the long ago Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley.

There are very few days that I feel that I’m good enough.  Even fewer days that I actually feel that I’m smart enough.  And quite a small number of days exist when I am satisfied and confident that people actually like me.

I cannot tell you how many times I have sat on the sidelines wondering when I’ll be good enough to get out there and start something.  I look at the people on the stage and just feel…unworthy.  Like I don’t have enough talent to have a right to do what I want.

But the more I study history, the more I realize that the people who make it are not necessarily the smarted, or most talented.  They have plenty of disadvantages pitted against them.  But the people we all look up to have an irrepressible conviction that their life belongs to them and they have a right to do whatever they want and change the world however they please.

That really is the one thing that makes geniuses what they are.  They just have the guts to do what most of us are too afraid to do.


How are you going to change your life today?

3 responses to Creative Juice: You Are Probably Not Good Enough

  1. I suppose we all feel like posers at times. We dare not think out loud, “If they find out we aren’t as clever as we pretend it will be the end!”. But it crosses our minds.

    I suppose there is some truth to the slogan, “fake it till you make it”.

  2. Well, said…sometimes we just need to take that leap (or simply a step) of faith and chase that dream or idea. I joined a blog mastermind group to help develop my writing/thinking process. I have had a blog for a while, but as an introvert, engaging with other bloggers is a bit scary. I know I want to do this well so I am stepping out!

  3. That character is still one of my favorites…and now that guy is a US Senator!!!

    I have to give pep talks to myself often. But instead of telling myself I’m smart, or handsome, or good enough, I substitute Christ as the power. He’s Big enough. He’s strong enough.

    Without Him, I can do nothing