Stepping outside of one’s comfort zone is never easy. Pursuing that thing, or those things that we think about, sometimes barely speak about, can often seem so impossible. We experience fleeting moments of ‘I wonder what my life would be like if I” … then go directly to “what’s the point in even trying?” Is it that we don’t try because in our hearts we think it’ll be a waste of time, or because we love or yearn for that thing so much, that the possible failure after an attempt would be too much to handle? Are we happier never knowing a n outcome if failure was the result, over closure in knowing that it would have never worked? Are we perpetual dreamers never putting our thoughts and ideas into action?Are we overly concerned with what everybody else will have to say? Will they laugh at us? Will they hate it?
What I’ve come to realize, is that no matter what you do, you will never be able to please everyone. There may be some who do not appreciate or like what you do or are attempting to do, but truth be told that’s on them, and everybody doesn’t have to fall in line. Its quite ok if your efforts are not totally embraced.
These days with technology being the way it is , people are able to express their complete and utter disdain for you or your works from the privacy of their homes and the anonimity of usernames. They may not even dislike your product as much as they say, but maybe making you feel bad helps them feel better, so they go for the jugular. Will you let fear of harsh criticsms prevent you from living?
I used to.