“In such genuine creative and performing moments, fear and courage become one, dancing together in harmony.” Psychotherapist Mihaela Ivan Holtz How can we relate to fear in a positive way to be more fully alive and creative? Lily Sullivan, like many actors and other artists, has talked about struggling with confidence. “There’s always pressure. In […]
How do our fears encourage or interfere with being creative? “I don’t do anything anymore that feels safe. If it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, then you’re not doing the right thing.” I’ve always liked that comment by Sandra Bullock – but fear, which we may experience at times as anxiety, can both motivate and […]
“At any time I still expect that the no-talent police will come and arrest me.” Actor, writer, director Mike Myers
Many talented and creative people experience impostor feelings and beliefs about themselves, despite their accomplishments.
Even people with exceptional creative talents and accomplishments can feel insecure.
Meryl Streep, for example, has said, “I have varying degrees of confidence and self-loathing…You can have a perfectly horrible day where you doubt your talent… …
I have often admired prominent people in the arts who have unique, even flamboyant personalities and appearances, and seem, at least in public, to be courageously different. And one of my areas of self-limiting thinking is to say to myself something like, “They must have had an upbringing or genes that lets them be so […]