Is your best work, your worst nightmare?

worst nightmare

Anxiety kicks in when you know your best work is already behind. You would be worried that you may no longer be able to recreate it once again. Elizabeth Gilbert the famous writer of the book, “Eat.Pray.Love” shares a way of dealing with life after your best success.

Where does the anxiety come from?

It comes from the pressure of dealing with unmanageable expectations about performance.

How to get rid of such anxiety?

Elizabeth shares that placing the responsibility of success into a magical mystical creature eliminates the feeling of burden and guilt. Creativity is no longer your responsibility, but of that ‘being’.

What would you call your mystical being? I call mine Zila. I don’t have a story for that.

Find a genius embodiment outside you and let it not be yourself.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk

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