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Validate me

Validate me

As creatives we struggle with fair amount of self-doubt. How do we free ourselves from relying on external validation of our efforts? How do we fight impostor syndrome and confirmation bias? How do we prevent ourselves from falling into the burnout and depression pit, or more importantly how do we recover?

Karolina Szczur

September 12, 2014
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  1. HELLO

  2. WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

  3. HEMISPHERES

  4. PREPARATION INCUBATION ILLUMINATION VERIFICATION

  5. PREPARATION INCUBATION ILLUMINATION VERIFICATION

  6. PREPARATION INCUBATION ILLUMINATION VERIFICATION

  7. PREPARATION INCUBATION ILLUMINATION VERIFICATION

  8. PERSON PROCESS PRESS PRODUCT

  9. PERSON PROCESS PRESS PRODUCT

  10. PERSON PROCESS PRESS PRODUCT

  11. PERSON PROCESS PRESS PRODUCT

  12. EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL VALIDATION

  13. SOCIETY HUGELY PRESSURES US TO ACHIEVE. APPROVAL IS CONFUSED WITH

    LOVE AND WORTHINESS. SELF-WORTH BECOMES DEPENDENT ON ACHIEVING.
  14. SOCIETY HUGELY PRESSURES US TO ACHIEVE. APPROVAL IS CONFUSED WITH

    LOVE AND WORTHINESS. SELF-WORTH BECOMES DEPENDENT ON ACHIEVING.
  15. SOCIETY HUGELY PRESSURES US TO ACHIEVE. APPROVAL IS CONFUSED WITH

    LOVE AND WORTHINESS. SELF-WORTH BECOMES DEPENDENT ON ACHIEVING.
  16. WE’RE ALWAYS THINKING HOW WE APPEAR TO OTHERS, EVEN IF

    THERE’S NO ONE AROUND.
  17. “WE ARE WHAT WE PRETEND TO BE, SO WE MUST

    BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT WE PRETEND TO BE” “Mother Night”—Kurt Vonnegut
  18. VALIDATION CAN BE WITHDRAWN OR WITHHELD AT ANY POINT.

  19. “NOBODY REALLY PUSHES CREATIVE PEOPLE AS MUCH AS THEY PUSH

    THEMSELVES” “Invisible Office Hours: Side Projects”—Paul Jarvis
  20. IMPOSTOR PHENOMENON

  21. None
  22. Task Anxiety Self-doubt Worry Over-preparation Procrastination Relief Discount positive feedback

    Increased self-doubt Depression Anxiety Effort Luck
  23. Task Anxiety Self-doubt Worry Over-preparation Procrastination Relief Discount positive feedback

    Increased self-doubt Depression Anxiety Effort Luck
  24. Task Anxiety Self-doubt Worry Over-preparation Procrastination Relief Discount positive feedback

    Increased self-doubt Depression Anxiety Effort Luck
  25. Task Anxiety Self-doubt Worry Over-preparation Procrastination Relief Discount positive feedback

    Increased self-doubt Depression Anxiety Effort Luck
  26. Task Anxiety Self-doubt Worry Over-preparation Procrastination Relief Discount positive feedback

    Increased self-doubt Depression Anxiety Effort Luck
  27. Task Anxiety Self-doubt Worry Over-preparation Procrastination Relief Discount positive feedback

    Increased self-doubt Depression Anxiety Effort Luck
  28. AVOIDING FAILURE IS MANDATORY. MEDIOCRITY ISN’T ACCEPTABLE. CONFIRMATION BIAS REASSURES

    LOW SELF-ESTEEM.
  29. AVOIDING FAILURE IS MANDATORY. MEDIOCRITY ISN’T ACCEPTABLE. CONFIRMATION BIAS REASSURES

    LOW SELF-ESTEEM.
  30. AVOIDING FAILURE IS MANDATORY. MEDIOCRITY ISN’T ACCEPTABLE. CONFIRMATION BIAS REASSURES

    LOW SELF-ESTEEM.
  31. None
  32. BURNOUT

  33. “WE STRIVE FOR PERFECTION, AND WE ARE PERFECTLY MISERABLE” “Unspeakable

    Things”—Laurie Penny
  34. OVERCOMING NEGATIVITY

  35. YOU

  36. “YOU CAN’T IMPROVE THE THINGS YOU LOVE IF YOU NEVER

    ALLOW THEM TO BE IMPERFECT” “You Are Now Less Dumb”—David McRaney
  37. “YOU ARE NOT YOUR IDEA, AND IF YOU IDENTIFY TOO

    CLOSELY WITH YOUR IDEA, YOU WILL TAKE OFFENCE WHEN THEY ARE CHALLENGED” “Creativity, Inc.”—Ed Catmull
  38. THEM

  39. None
  40. ARGUMENTATION IN CONFLICT WILL BACKFIRE. EMPOWER, BE SUPPORTIVE AND STOP

    JUDGING. ASK FOR HELP.
  41. ARGUMENTATION IN CONFLICT WILL BACKFIRE. EMPOWER, BE SUPPORTIVE AND STOP

    JUDGING. ASK FOR HELP.
  42. ARGUMENTATION IN CONFLICT WILL BACKFIRE. EMPOWER, BE SUPPORTIVE AND STOP

    JUDGING. ASK FOR HELP.
  43. None
  44. THANK YOU