Attack of the Incompetents

I was having a really hard time getting down to work today because I was having an attack of the incompetents. What I mean is that I was, partly secretly from myself, feeling inadequate or incompetent about everything.

Which we all do sometimes. When you spent a good deal of your life hearing that you aren't doing things well enough or trying hard enough, it is even easier for this to take root.

A buddy suggested I write about it. But when she suggested that and I took the idea seriously, the feelings of inadequacy receded. How's that for shift? Sometimes all it takes is something to focus or hyperfocus on; some flow to get into. I know that isn't a minor thing sometimes. Sometimes it takes patience or just trying out a bunch of things. Or stepping back and taking a break.