Self-talk easily shuts me down. I’m in the process of proposing a personal project for funding. With or without the funding, I can still work on the project. My laptop, recording equipment and internet connection are more than adequate. This perceived idea that real-world limitations should not be reasons for me to not do this upcoming project. Fear told me to think rationally, that I’m thinking beyond what I can do. An even greater fear is that no one will be interested with what the work means.
Be honest with yourself. Don’t let your doubts make judgements for you. Somethings we can’t change no matter what, but there are always options for the positives. What can you do right now with what you have?
A older (interview) with an accomplished physicist that lives with a physically debilitating condition:
“Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have traveled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity. (Pause.) Perhaps one day I will go into space.”-Stephen Hawkings