Grow thicker skin.
Isn't that what we're all told? From Kindergarten through adulthood, we're constantly told to "man-up", "cowboy up", "pull up your big girl panties."
UP, UP, UP.
How about if we look at this from a different perspective?
Yeah, I'm all for that!
(Taken from Chuck Wendig: http://tinyurl.com/nfgh6g9)
Stop Giving So Much Of A Shit!
Said it before, will say it again: you have to learn to care less.
When all t
he pressures and stresses and anxieties and
critics and haters and assfaces and shitbirds come knocking at your door
looking to carve away their pound of mental f lesh, you have to get
out your purse, poke through it while making hmm and ahhh
s ounds, and then finally say: “Gosh, I’m sorry, I have no more fucks to
Then you pull out your cool 1980s-action-movie submachine gun and mow them all down. (
Er, metaphorically! No actually shooting anyone.) The hills
should be alive with the sound of you not giving two rat pubes to rub together.
If we put too much pressure on ourselves, too much weight of expectation and consequence, then the creation of cool things becomes harder. If you build a mental wall, you have to climb it. That’s just extra work.
So? Stop putting it between you and the things you want to make.