Category Archives: Mindset

Procrastination – Fear of Success

At first glance, this sounds rather weird. Why would people be afraid of success when all we want is to be successful? It’s because of our wild imagination. We need it for our creative endeavors, but it can also trip … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of being Judged

Underneath all those fears that I’ve been talking about in the last few weeks is another, much bigger fear: The fear of being judged. The big issue behind that fear is that being judged means being rejected and getting kicked … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of being Seen

The Fear of being seen is another reason why we procrastinate and don’t finish stories, art projects, or other tasks. Because once we finish, our product needs to be seen. That book needs readers, that painting needs viewers, that piece … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a bit like the big brother of the fear of mistakes – the stakes, however, are much higher. You can’t allow a single blemish, because then it wouldn’t be perfect anymore. It takes enormous amounts of time and … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Mistakes

From this post on, we’re going to look at the reasons behind procrastination, and we’re starting with the obvious: Fear of doing something wrong. Now, rationally, we know that making an error isn’t a big thing, it’s usually a moment … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Introduction

I think you all know this feeling. This feeling of… nah, I’ll do it later. No, not now… later. I’m not in the mood, I’m not inspired, I’m not… whatever. And then we procrastinate. Nah, I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – This is so hard!

NaNoWriMo has been going on for two weeks now. If you’re like me, you’re more or less on target for the 25,000 words mid-month. If you’re like most of my writing buddies on the NaNo site, you’re behind. And yet, … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Help, I’m Stuck!

NaNoWriMo has been going for a week, and you’ve probably run into the bane of writing: You got stuck. Brain: Empty. Inspiration: None. Story: Utterly stuck in a dead corner And it’s easy to either panic in that moment or … Continue reading

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Family System Dynamics – Law #1

The family system knows three “laws” as I like to call them, because these are firm and not flexible. Pretty much everything else are “guidelines”, but these three laws rule. Today, I’m going to talk about the first and most … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Final Thoughts

I’ve been running a writing message board for many years now, starting long before MySpace and LifeJournal and Facebook. And once we had a member who was being pushed by a writing coach. He was supposed to write a short … Continue reading

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