Self-isolation and a trap

I recently got off the phone with a friend, who's been in a sort of creative rut. He writes screenplays and films short movies.

But I couldn't sense the passion in his voice.

I didn't hear how excited he was to write.

That's when I knew, he'd been bit with the same bug that I've been bit by before: the self-isolation bug.

The self-isolation bug tells you that no one will understand your product until it's perfect to ship.

The self-isolation bug tells you that you're just going through a phase of being alone.

The self-isolation bug is the harshest critic -- and no one will be around to challenge it.

Invest your energy into making friends in order to defeat the self-isolation bug.