Forgetful. Lazy. Wasting your time. Those are a few of the “name-calling” labels that came up in Monday’s post on the dangers of labels. You could probably continue the list with labels of your own–you know, the things your inner critic starts chanting whenever you don’t measure up as a writer or a person.
Labels are death to creativity.
Labels send the insidious message that you that you can’t change your situation. They keep you stuck.
Fortunately, you can fight back against those negative labels–by taking these steps toward a problem-solving mindset.