45. Writing Self-Sabotage

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Nov 26 2020 8 mins  

There are three sure ways to sabotage our chances of finding success with writing: perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and shiny object syndrome. It is not enough to know that perfection is unnecessary on the first draft; we also need to act accordingly and create an experience that reinforces our belief. As far as imposter syndrome goes, we need to realize that our value lies not in how much we know about a given field, but in our capacity to connect ideas from different disciplines. Finally, we need to realize that there is always just one idea we should be writing — the idea we have been obsessing over for years. Watch our free training on the 3-step Stoic writing method that can help you write your dream book in 16 weeks.