When you’re feeling inadequate there are four basic responses:
It’s a false alarm, you’re doing fine.
There are false alarms – times I fear that I’m inadequate when I’m not.
Change your situation:
You’re not cut out for what you’re trying to achieve so go do something else.
Sometimes the smoke alarm goes off and I have to get out of the house.
Change your performance:
You are cut out for what you’re trying to achieve, but your performance is inadequate, so it’s time to work harder and smarter.
Sometimes I have to stay in the house and work harder to put out the fire.
Change your expectations:
You are cut out for what you’re trying to achieve and your performance is adequate. You’re just expecting too much inspiration. Lower your expectations to fit the challenges you face.
Sometimes I have to just recalibrate the alarm, adjusting it to fit the tasks I’ve taken on.
* Do nothing
* Continue but adjust strategy/tactics
* Change the goal or pivot.