This is an experiment.
Below is the beginning of a self-talk story. It's a story that's almost certainly playing out inside a head near you right now. If you connect with this story, please add your next line in the comments.
Ready? Here we go...
"This is harder than I anticipated. And this thing I'm making right now sucks."
"Maybe I'm just charm and blag with no real talent to back it up."
"No, I can do this. Look at the good work I've done in the past."
"Wow. Some of my old work is pretty good. I can't do anything that good again!"
"And what I'm working on now seems really hard. I know I worked hard on that stuff before, but shouldn't this whole gig be getting easier by now?"
"Maybe I'm not cut out for this after all..."