To live a creative life, it is essential that we learn to get out of our own way. (I am learning this lesson every single day.) We all have our own excuses that allow us to avoid taking the next step towards our creative dreams. No one is initially immune from these doubtful inner voices, but successful people have learned to rise above and move forward in spite of them.
Wayne Dyer is a pretty cool dude. He has a lot of useful literature that can help propel us above our own doubts and insecurities. If you have an excuse, you've gotta find a counter-excuse, or you'll be trapped forever. Here are some excuses and their remedies, by Wayne Dyer. Use these as mantras to overcome the negative Nancy that dwells in your mind.