The other day I was talking to a friend about a project I’m working on. This project is important to me–it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. We talked about my progress and then I reluctantly shared the fear that my work wasn’t good enough. Then I waited for her reaction. It was swift and certain.
“Your work isn’t that good,” she said. “This project is beyond you–what were you thinking by taking it on? You should stop now. Just admit you can’t do it.”
This conversation happened with a friend I’ve known my entire life. She’s my very best friend.
Or is she?