A collection of stories I told myself on Thursday

“This might be the best idea I’ve ever had.”

“This is undoubtedly the worst idea I’ve ever had.”

“I totally got this.”

“I am a complete fraud and imposter.”

“I am lazy and not working hard enough.”

“I am working smart.”

“I am working way too hard and deserve a break and an almond croissant.”

“I probably didn’t need that almond croissant.”

“Maybe I should give this project up.”

“I love this project.”

“That workshop went great.”

“That workshop wasn’t your best.”

“I’m so energised.”

“I’m so tired.”

All that in just one day.

Reflecting on the ridiculousness of this made me think of two things, that build on one another:

  1. The stories we tell ourselves are temporary and often subject to contradiction in just a matter of minutes. Treat them as such and don’t take yourself too seriously.
  2. Don’t believe everything you think.