My Little Hater

Recently, Jay Smooth over at Ill Doctrine posted a couple of video blogs where he talked about his little hater, referencing another one he posted on the same subject back in December.

As he says, this is a subject that definitely resonates with creative people and, I would say, especially for entrepreneurs, people who are in charge of something, who are running a business or a website or something they are passionate about. I’ve been thinking about this subject lately as I have noticed doubt creeping into my mind at certain moments.

One of these moments seems to be the morning, right after I wake up. I think about what I have to do. I think about my mountainous to do list and how I’ll never catch up on it. I’ll never make the money I need to make. I’ll never get ahead of the list and be able to not just maintain what I have, but expand. I’ll never be able to focus on just what I love. What am I doing? I’m lost, I’m overwhelmed, I have too much on my plate. Life is going by me, I’m getting older, what do I have to show for it?

This is my little hater. He gets me for a little while, punches me when I’m not looking, makes me hurt. But, I overcome him. And then I get back to work.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

No Comments

Leave a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you would like to comment, I welcome you to do so. Please keep in mind that the atmosphere here is kind, respectful and work appropriate. If you can't disagree without being polite, this probably isn't the best place to comment.

I'm probably more strict as far as advertising goes than other sites you've commented on. If you aren't sure if something is OK, please contact me privately (rather than in the comments) or read the full Comment Guidelines. Participation constitutes acceptance of the guidelines.