Allow Yourself to Fail at the Beginner Skills

I used to think that I was a terrible writer. I lived with that narrative for 20+ years until I finally snapped out of it.

Leyla Novini
The Creativity Quotient
3 min readJan 20, 2024

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I used to quit anything that I felt that I was terrible at. Growing up, this would entail gymnastics, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, tennis … clearly sports were not for me.

But I also would apply this to academic subjects. I would lose confidence if I received a terrible grade. Throughout school, I was…

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Leyla Novini
The Creativity Quotient

Senior Product/UX Designer, Innovation Strategy Leader, and Creative Entrepreneur, AI/ML design, music nerd, new to the world of improv.