Everyone is risk-averse until they learn to embrace criticism

If I were to go out of my way to tell you,

“I’m not good enough”

“This won’t work”

“I’m not ready”

…then I wouldn’t need you to tear me down.

Too often, we would rather choose to self-destruct than to open ourselves up to criticism. To share what is in our hearts and souls.

Because when we put everything we got on the table and it’s still not enough, we’re crushed.

Indeed, the fear of failure plays a more powerful role than we like to admit in our culture.

Without taking risks, making assumptions no one will ever love or hate your work.

And if no one loves it and hates it, then you are not doing much of anything.