This little piece of calligraphy came to mind. I made it a long time ago to hang on my wall as a reminder. I did another version that’s floating around my flat files who-knows-where. If it turns up I’ll scan and post it.
Yesterday I was listening to an On Being podcast of Brené Brown about Shame, the "not good enough", the "who do you think you are?" and other similar internal chants that certainly plague me. I can't speak for anyone else. Lately I've been tuning into a different internal radio station, one that broadcasts different messages like "Try it. It could fail, but what if it may succeeds?" and "Are you really the best judge of the quality of your own work?" They feel like better questions to be sitting with, walking with.