Beginning can be so challenging. Have you even noticed when you start something new, challenge yourself, that your negative/judgemental self comes along with you.
I know why this is... we don't have enough evidence to combat the negative chatter.
Unfortunately, the only way to gather evidence is to keep practicing. To build up a body of attempts that you can compare or maybe not compare but rather take pride in the number of times you have shown up to try.
The one thing I know for sure is that the self doubting part of us is not something that is going to go away. However, when we practice we relax into the tangible evidence that we have collected.
There is a real sense of accomplishment and pride. Whatever you are showing up for. I used to love running because if you ran a 5 km race that is hard evidence of what you have accomplished. It's undeniable proof. Painting, for me, is the same thing.
When I look around my colourful studio, while doubt is sitting with me at the easel, I have all the proof to contradict what doubt is wanting me to believe.
What are you showing up for consistently? Do you feel a sense of pride for that commitment? Perhaps you haven't considered that, up until now.
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