As blocked creatives, we often sit on the sidelines, critiquing those in the game. "He's not so talented," we may say, and we may be right about that. All too often, it is audacity and not talent that moves an artist to center stage. As blocked creatives, we tend to regard these bogus spotlight-grabbers with animosity. We may be able to defer to true genius, but if it's merely a genius for self-promotion, our resentment runs high.
This is not just jealousy. It is a stalling technique that reinforces our staying stuck.
We make speeches to ourselves and other willing victims. "I could do that better, if only..."
You could do it better if only you would let yourself do it!