I’ve been talking recently about vicious self-talk and beating yourself up over not getting further on your goals.
It doesn’t help when every time you think about your project you get caught in a loop of regret and castigation. I don’t know about you, but guilt does not motivate me. Instead it just makes me dig in deeper and want to run away and hide.
What we need is a clean slate, amnesty– to let go of the shoulda-woulda-coulda baggage and begin again.
Sometimes it’s clear what action to take first. But if you’ve been hanging out in confusion and self criticism, a good initial step is to think it through– take stock of current reality and determine your next steps.