If you’ve spent most of your life cruising ahead on natural ability, doing what came easily and quickly, every word you write becomes a test of just how much ability you have, every article a referendum on how good a writer you are. As long as you have not written that article, that speech, that novel, it could still be good.
The rest of the article explores related psychological syndromes, the role of the educational system, and the consequences for society. It's an interesting examination of the roots of failure that will give all procrastinators a reason to avoid the keyboard for just a little bit longer. . . .