Tonight I am having a glass of wine in celebration of all my hard work this past week. It was long in coming. I kept saying I must make time to celebrate but I haven’t. Sometimes a “time-out” is necessary to reward ourselves for a job well done. Well, “good” is a relative concept, but once we are happy with ourselves that’s the first step. Confidence is important.
That brings me to another point. Is it okay to work in a capsule where you are your only fan?! Sometimes I write something and re-read it a gazillion times because I am so pleased, then someone else may not get the same feeling about it! Has this ever happened to you and what do you do about it?
After careful thought, I think that when it comes to certain things like writing, singing, cooking…which is better enjoyed by other people, we must aim to please. I don’t write for myself, nor do I buy my own books and CDs. Therefore I must ensure that I listen to the feedback and concerns of my readers and listeners. If I don’t do this, then my work is in vain.
At the same time, if you listen to too many opinions, you lose your sense of identity. You get swept away by what other people think and your sense of self diminishes. You lose confidence and self-worth and eventually your drive and passion would diminish.
We don’t want that! So whatever you love to do, ensure that you strike a healthy balance.
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Peace & Love