Ever have one of those conversations where you think you're admitting your incompetencies / lack-of-perfection —
But then —
Them: "Whoa, you did WHAT?! That's so cool!"
You: "Wait, what?"
Them: "I can't believe you did [thing you thought you sucked at]. That seems so hard!"
*blank stare as you process*
Not everyone sees our progress the way we do.
If you're anything like me, you tend to overly focus on your weaknesses.
💭 "I suck at time management."
💭 "I'm so slow."
💭 "I'm bad at talking to people."
But that ... isn't ... necessarily what other people actually see.
Me: I feel like I've been working on my third book forever.
Sean from The Release Valve podcast (!!!): When did you publish your first book?
Me: Last spring.
Sean: Wait, you're telling me that 1.5 years ago, you had ZERO books — your characters didn't have individual personalities — and none had names?! That's so much in such a short time!
(I'm paraphrasing, but you can hear the actual podcast here!)
It was cool to hear that perspective from someone else —
Makes you appreciate what you have done, instead of focusing so much on what you haven't done (yet!). 💜