Staring at a blank canvas, blinking cursor or empty page can be difficult, especially when you’re creating something that doesn’t have a ready template or proven success rate. But making something new reminds me of what made me love writing and performing in the first place.
If you share yourself with the world you’re going to be criticized. The world may seem like a nice, safe, warm place, but as soon as you put yourself out there’s a good chance you’ll be a target for criticism. If you’re not careful, you’ll start feeling like a character in The Lord of the Flies. So how do you survive it? How do you keep putting yourself out there?
Rather than celebrating one of the greatest months of my life, I had become jealous and envious of the people around me. And this was not just a superficial jealousy that fades in the morning—this was a jealousy deeply rooted in my heart that I could not shake no matter what I tried.
Our goal is not to secure accolades. They are empty and fleeting. Our goal is to live the one life we’ve been given to its greatest potential—whether anybody praises you for it or not.
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