When “try harder” is the only acceptable option we’re given to help us overcome our challenges, what kind of life do we set ourselves up to live?
Welp. As someone who has an entire newsletter called TRYING SO HARD I am going to try easy. Already my heart feels a little lighter. Thank you Katie.
Thank you for this! I was just talking about this idea of "struggle = success" with a friend the other day. I think especially as artists we are taught that if we aren't being a martyr for our work, then we aren't putting in enough effort. I've been working on reworking my thinking and habits around this for years. You put it so well in this piece.