My name is Four Eyes, and I suffer from the What-If-It-Sucks Syndrome.
What-If-It-Sucks Syndrome: A mental state where a person second guesses everything they do. This includes but is not exclusive to writing, talking, blogging, and less commonly gift-giving. Symptoms may occur at any given point, and last for indefinite amounts of time.
I’m down. My batteries need recharging. I don’t know what’s happening. My head isn’t working! Work, damn it, work! I haven’t been able to think of a single thing to write. I start writing something, and then stop after I’ve decided that it’s a stupid idea.
There’s an evil voice inside our head that tells us we can’t do something. It’s a voice I’ve plotted to murder many (many, many, many) times (and quite violently). It comes back no matter what. I guess the only thing we can do about it is tell it to shut up and go do that one thing we’re so afraid of.
I’m afraid of the publish button.
I haven’t pressed the thing in months. I always schedule posts to avoid it. Pressing the button gets me all panic-y.
“OH NO! I PRESSED IT! IT’S DONE! NOW EVERYBODY WILL SEE MY STUPID POST! WHAT IF IT SUCKS?!!” (panic)….(panic)…..(panic)….
I also start thinking in all caps. I don’t like thinking in all caps.
I’ve had enough! I’m not going to let the evil voice take over my head! I will NOT suffer from the What-If-It-Sucks Syndrome anymore.
Today I pressed the Publish button. It was a big deal. I did it! There’s no stopping me now. I’m invincible.
Now on to more important things. Do you like my doodles? And do you agree that I’m going to be a famous artist someday?!