"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
~ Elbert Hubbard
Yes! We can avoid criticism!
All we have to do is be nothing.
So... If we want to be SOMETHING, we have to accept that there will be criticism.
And the bigger something we want to be, the more criticism we'll have to accept.
That's kind of the name of this game we're in, right? We write because we want our words read! Bring on the low ratings! We want our words read by a lot of people! Bring it on even more! Heck, we want the WHOLE WORLD to read our words! And more criticism!!
Of course there's the good stuff that comes all along the way, too! Eases the sting. But there will always be those bits of criticism that sting more than even the good stuff can temper. Those are the ones we really have to talk ourselves into being okay accepting.
So have you? Have you convinced yourself that you're okay accepting whatever amount of criticism that's going to come with wherever it is that you have your sights set?
I guess that's just one of the steps on our journey we have to take. Er... KEEP taking.
Here-- have a cookie! It helps. ;0)
|Photo credit and recipe link from Furey and the Feast|
Have a great Friday!