When you feel like you’re not good enough

Have you ever had a time where you were working hard on something, or maybe say you quit your job and decided you’re gonna follow your passion but then, you hear the little voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough, Leon”. We’ve all experience this. Even till this very day I experience it. In fact I hear it every fucking day and I used to be really affected by it. I would start to doubt my decision.

“Maybe, i’ll look for a more ‘practical’ passion”

“There’s no way i’m gonna get good at this”

“Look at matt. He started drumming since he was fucking 6 years old, and you’re starting at 22? There’s no way you will get to his level!”

There’s so many fucking reasons to quit. Whether your passion is drumming or sewing knitted underwear, we will always have to face the voice in us that tells us that what we are doing is not “practical” or stupid. You know what is practical? Going to the office and staring at the computer from 8-5 everyday, doing something you hate and working for the boss you hate.

So what do we do when we hear the voice telling us we are not good enough?

We go back and fucking work. Hustle your ass off even harder than you did before. Sew till your eyes bleed. Every time i hear that voice that tells me i’m not good enough, i go back to my drum set and practice even harder and longer. So hard and long (no pun intended) that the fucking voice in my head telling me i’m not good enough shuts the fuck up.

Peace.

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Author: LEON TJANG

Drummer. Hustler. Asian.

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