I absolutely believe that the ‘no-talent police’ are right around the corner. Have never doubted it. What it does for me is keeps me working at it. The right level of doubt and insecurity makes one stronger.
Comedian and actor Mike Myers once said something that I think many creative people could probably relate to: despite his many triumphs, he insisted, he still expected the no-talent police to come and arrest him at any time. Though few of us will ever know the level of accomplishment (and, presumably, pressure) that Myers has experienced, I think many of us, if we’re being honest, often suspect that we’re just not good enough. We think our every failure is a true reflection of our absolute lack of talent, and that our successes are either flukes or not actually successes at all, just failures that we’ve somehow managed to get away with thus far.
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