Never Think You Are Not Good Enough…

Whenever I’m silly enough to doubt my ability with anything,

I always take a quick glance at people in the public eye earning millions for their ‘skills’ and back I bounce. Not in an arrogant ‘I’m so much better’ way, but simply in a ‘if they can do it so can I’ way.

Here’s an example:

A music producer friend of mine had the tuning tool that all producers use these days to whack up a note that was either slightly sharp or flat whilst mixing or producing in the studio. It’s called Auto-Tune.

For good singers it was a tool used merely to sustain a great ‘take’ or performance where everything else was great bar a few dodgy notes or unexpected voice cracks.

So for those it was a quick job – half hour, if that.

My friend once worked on an international star from one of the biggest bands of the decade. He had the unfortunate task of auto-tuning their vocal. When I popped into the studio he gave me a weary look.
I’ve been here for weeks!’ He wailed.
He told me he literally had to auto tune not just words but right down to syllables. The poor guy literally had to re-tune every breath from this multi-million selling ‘singer.’

What this reminds us is that no matter how crappy we feel our contribution to the world might be, there are people who are not quite as bothered about imposing mediocre on the world making a perfectly good living! In other words, of course we should do our best, but remember, there is an audience for everyone. Our job is to find them.




What Say You?!

Are you your worse critic and full of self doubt with any project you take on?


24 thoughts on “Never Think You Are Not Good Enough…

  1. This basically just spoke to me for i literally only started my blog just last night.I have thought of creating one for a while but was afraid of failure,but then thought if i don’t try then how can i fail? So took a leap of faith and just went for it,thank you for your words for its an encouragement i needed

    1. Excellent stuff. Yeah! Just go for it! Fix any issues as you go. The biggest form of failure surely has to be not doing it at all.

      Come and visit for my 1-2-1 free coaching if you need any help at all and well done again for going for it! πŸ™‚

  2. Yes definitely. If I’m not my own worst critic I’d probably be much happier. But I always think everything I do is mediocre. That’s probably one of the reasons I don’t like to share my blog among people I know. They don’t have to know I’m such a crappy writer. But I think I’m a good mom. And that thought keeps me sane.

      1. Oh thank you! You see I’m always my own worst critic. Perhaps not crappy, but not as good as I would like. I’m working on it though.

  3. Once I knew a person who was a business coach and taught his followers: “if it’s good enough, put it on the market”. Yes, you are right, there are people pushing mediocrity, we just must find what is good for our personality, background, upbringing and culture.

      1. Hahaha… Ahh, yes, gotta love my backwards brain!! I should never comment when I haven’t had my morning coffee injection…sigh…hahaha
        I did get your nudge. I’m digesting it and pondering lots of things πŸ™‚ Sorry, I should have let you know I got it…oops

      2. All in your own time. Just wanted to check it arrived as the spam folder and I have been waging a vicious battle recently.
        I’m not entirely sure it’s me who’s winning!

  4. I definitely am my worst critic. I told my husband last night that the thought of him reading my blog made me a little nervous. The content isn’t the problem, but also is. We have an agreement to always be honest with each other. If he were to read my blog and think of my writing as utter crap, he’ll let me know (in a gentle way of course). The problem is then that I’d have to face, head-on, that my writing sucks and my dream would be shattered. My biggest fear is failure and so long as those close to me don’t read it, I don’t have to worry about talking directly about it. If, however, someone I don’t know criticizes it, I can use it constructively and not feel humiliated at the same time. Does that makes sense? Is that a weird way to feel about it?

    1. I TOTALLY get it. It’s not weird at all. πŸ™‚ But why would your husband’s opinion be the be all and the end all? It’s just ONE opinion. Why would you give one person – ANY person – so much power to kill your dream?

      What if 5000 readers said you were great and your husband said it was crap, would you take just his word then too?

      The point is, there is ALWAYS someone who will love what you do for a million reasons you can’t even fathom, as in the case of the artist I talked about. Her vocals really suck the big one – she basically talk-sings (out of tune)…and yet, she found her place.

      If it helps, then don’t show it to him. Build your confidence with stranger’s admiration before you show him.

      1. I guess I should have written it a little differently. I have an anxious disposition so I tend to worry about things I don’t need to. My husband has read some of my stuff and says I’m a great writer so it’s really my own insecurities causing me turmoil. At the moment I don’t have much of a reader base on my blog so if I had 5000 readers saying I’m great and my husband changes his mind and tells me I’m not, I’d go with their thoughts. πŸ™‚
        You are completely right though! I shouldn’t let any person put even a tiny damper on my dream. Thank you for your advice!

  5. One of your remarkable assets Madam E, is your magnificent way of showing people, in a very subtle, yet definite way, that everyone is a ‘someone’. That everyone MATTERS. Thank you x x Have a fabulastic exubeantly gorgeocus day! x

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