adventures in dysthymia

Monday, April 25, 2016

Self-Doubt

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

Sylvia...would you have ever written anything without the self-doubt that lived in you? Those who do not doubt their ideas, their worth, do not become artists. Not good artists, anyway.

We must fear the words we write, be disturbed by them, doubt them; then we must give them to the world, regardless of all that. To face our doubts, to dare to explore them, is the way to creativity.

But we will continue to feel those self-doubts. Without them, our art becomes complacent. We must continue to force ourselves to step over that edge, even if we don’t know where we will land. We must ever doubt ourselves.

Stephen Brooke ©2016

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