Creative insecurity

The more I observe creativity everywhere, the more I realize that severe insecurity often and unfortunately accompanies it. Perhaps because creativity is often quite personal and therefore it's simple to imagine that putting creative ventures out into the world is akin to placing lily-white skin that rarely sees sunlight under a massive magnifying glass that happens to emit concentrated UV rays, thereby burning the skin on contact.

Yet, balanced creativity is quite different. Putting forth true work is freeing, has little to do with others and everything to do with the creator. For me, lately, letting go of ideas once they arise and are worked through is often more important than the ideas themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Mental sunblock to filter out the asshole critics.