On Self-Doubt

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 3

I was recently interviewed by Margarita Tartakovsky who writes for PsychCentral and who has her own personal space on the internet where she writes and creates. Margarita was in the midst of writing a piece on creativity and self-doubt, and she wanted to get my take on these two important issues and how I’ve managed them in my own journey. I really enjoyed talking with Margarita about my process of embracing my creativity after many years of sitting on the creative sidelines. This interview came on the heels of my UPPERCASE column where I shared more about these very same self-doubt demons. Needless to say, self-doubt and the importance of pushing through the critical voices and negative beliefs we hear and carry is very resonant for me currently.

SpectraImage_SelfieSquamDock_rsMargarita’s column on battling self-doubt regarding creativity is a great piece, sharing a variety of tips and perspectives culled from a number of creative women. I hope my words and the perspectives of others forging creative lives inspires you to move beyond the dreaming and wishing stage, and gets you diving in.

3 Responses

  1. Tiffany says:

    Loved the piece. Thanks M! Your courage continues to be an inspiration to me!

  2. Margarita says:

    Meghan, thanks so much for speaking to me and for linking to the piece! I loved your insight on overcoming self-doubt. Plus, it’s so reassuring to know that others have similar struggles in the first place — especially when they produce beautiful work. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  3. Oh yes, the familiar friend/foe of self-doubt. It’s been a very good companion of mine most of my life. I wrestle every day with self-doubt, and want to kick it in the face. I read a great book years ago titled ‘Art and Fear’, and recommend it for anyone who dances with self-doubt.

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