Hi there! I read the thread "Why Some People Blame Themselves for Everything" and the great article on guilt linked there. It made me thinking about creativity and "Automatic Negative Thoughts" - ANT. It is easy to let your ANT infringe on your creativity. When we drive our own business or projects, or trying to start something new, we will probably meet a lot of hardship. When things don't go as you plan, it's easy to get stuck in a way of thinking that everything you ever do will be wrong - just because you have had bad luck sometimes earlier, or something you've tried to do didn't work as you planned. If we realise how our brain function and try to understand our thought patterns, it will become much more easy to not get stuck in this kind of magic thinking, or getting ourself deeper into a depression. According to research an average person has 45.000 negative thoughts every single day! So it's understandable and reasonable that it's easy to become paralysed, passive or depressed when things are not going your way. Just keeo in mind that they are just thoughts. [video=youtube;6_gqMVGgnnw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_gqMVGgnnw[/video] How do you deal with your own mind when things are not going as you plan, or when something went terribly wrong? Why don't you share your story on what you did to keep you going on? /David BTW: some tip on related posts: "How to overcome difficulties in our daily life" and "State of mind is Very important"