All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your own terms.
~ Harrison Ford
Lately I have been struggling with my writing: "What should I be writing about? What do I have to say? Who cares? Look at what she is doing--I can't write like that." So, I end up not writing at all. Sigh.
Maybe I am letting my "ambition for success" get in the way of my passion. I need to write because...well, I need to write. Truth is, some of it will never be read by anyone but me and that's okay. Mostly I need to write because the words roll around in my head and I get mentally constipated if I don't.
So, I am breaking the suction. Right here. Right now.
What is your passion? What are you avoiding that would make you happier if you did it? Who are you comparing yourself to in a way that makes you smaller?
Sometimes no one else matters. What is it that you need to do for you?