Every great writer has thrown out a lot of pages that were full of inadequate ideas.

That’s just part of the process.

Every great athlete has missed a big shot on the big stage.

That’s just part of the process.

Every great actor has fluffed a scene and had to re-do a simple take.

That’s just part of the process.

Every great inventor has developed hundreds of prototypes that didn’t work.

That’s just part of the process.

But if that’s the case, why are we so afraid of making mistakes?

Why do we avoid the big moments?

Why do expect perfection at all times?

When we realise that they are all a part of the process, we can relax and get to doing our best work, warts and all.

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