It's an erroneous belief but it's deep ingrained into me. It's the idea that you are only as good as your last piece of work. So I made another card. One that didn't push my boundaries of comfort. One that isn't so rough.
Is it wrong of me to have this belief? Oh yes.
I know where I picked it up. The first job I had, at a photography studio. It was like a mantra there. I snorted with derision whenever I heard it. I knew that I could have a bad day, then a good day, then another bad day. If I produced something crap, it was not indicative that it was my best work. I knew that. Yet when I left that awful place, I discovered I had carried that ridiculous mantra with me.
I could fight this. Learn to change it. Live with the discomfort. But it barely scratches the surface of my insecure beliefs. I have bigger, more unhelpful voices in my head to address first. This one I give into and then laugh at my own ridiculousness.
After all. I'm not alone.
Am I? ;)