I love this post from Seth Godin:
"We’re rarely reasonable. Most of the time, we’re afraid, lonely, angry, shameful or hungry.
"Sometimes, we can address those emotions by seeing that reason can help our problem, but mostly, we start and end with the emotion.
"Pause to allow it be seen and heard.
"And then, if we’re willing, we can dance with it. We can put the arguments aside, the demands and the expectations and sit with the emotion. Not get defensive, because the emotion isn’t about us or our work at all.
"Then, maybe, we can begin to bring civilization back into the conversation, the story of us, the opportunity for growth and connection, and ultimately, the power of thought and reason and forward motion."
Oftentimes, we find ourselves trying to make sense of our fears, discouragement, and frustration. There are times when doing so is valid and acceptable. They may be deep-rooted issues coming from our childhood or past experiences. But, more often than not, digging those issues up takes time. Rarely will you be able to figure things out right there and then.
The best thing we can do is move forward, create, and give our best contribution. There's power in forward motion.