We have all had our ego get the better of us from time to time. Ego loves to makes sure we don't mix things up too much. It loves status quo and making sure we don't leave our comfort zone. When we hear things like, "You aren't smart enough to do that." or "You don't have the experience to try that.", you know it is ego speaking. Opposite your ego is your higher self, which is much more pleasant. It is your own personal cheerleader. It ALWAYS supports your dreams and is positive and uplifting. Your higher self will say things like, "Wouldn't it be FUN to try that?" or "Go for it! You are ready to take that on!"
Next time you are contemplating a new project, listen to the commentary that is going on inside your head. Is it ego or higher self? If it is ego, tell it to take a hike. If it is higher self, listen up. It has some profound things to tell you. You may be asking, "Can I do it?" It is going to tell you, "YES, you CAN!" Think of it as your own Bob the Builder. Good ol' Bob will help you build your dreams and desires brick by brick. And he doesn't need a lunch break.