This is a lesson I have to relearn all the damn time. Every time I get some momentum in my career, it ends up stalling. I often make matters worse by falling into a shame spiral that my anxiety makes extra dangerous. It takes me days, weeks, or sometimes months to remember it’s okay to fuck up and start over.
Then I realize I stalled my career because I started trying to work like I’m someone else. Once I get back to playing to my unique strengths and stop trying to be like some “successful normal person” life gets much better again.