Thanks a lot, Carl Finch. I read that sentence 9 years ago and haven't been able to get it out of my head since.
Brandon: why are you second guessing yourself so much lately?Me too. Why so much lately?
Me: I'm doing it more than usual?
Brandon: yeah. I wish I could get you to stop it.
Maybe I've just been thinking about that phrase lately, and it's more accusative than empowering.
Hardly anyone out there is smarter than you.
There. I curse YOU with it.
If you fail to enchant new acquaintances at networking events, book the national voiceover accounts, or blog well enough to garner a huge following, know that other people are achieving those things, and they are no smarter than you. They are just somehow doing it better.