I was going through some old art files and I found this paper, a quote from painter Sol Lewitt to sculptor Eva Hesse. It remains one of the best pieces of creative advice I ever found- reminding me the process is just uncomfortable, and there is nothing wrong with that. "Stop mumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling...stop it and just DO! I have much faith in you and though you are tormenting yourself, the work you do is very good. Try and do some bad work!"
I'm so glad that after years of practice, I'm (often) more comfortable scrawling around and doing. And then somehow, miraculously, each time, finding a fleck of gold.