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“But, what if they make fun of me?”

Well, to be be perfectly honest, “they” probably will.

And that, too, is a part of the creative process.

Learning to create isn’t just a matter of figuring out your instrument or honing your craft; it’s also a matter of learning how to handle the feedback (or indifference) that comes as a result of your having the audacity to inject new possibilities into the world.

Whenever you take a creative action of any kind, you create pattern disruptions in the universal energy field of which we are all part. Such disturbances are going to generate a reaction and some of those reactions won’t be pleasant.

A creator (and by “creator”, I mean the kind that sticks around long enough to complete the work they care about) is someone who knows this and learns from it, or simply chooses to not give it a second thought.

Being laughed at, ridiculed, mocked, scorned, or despised for the quality of work you create, is no big deal unless you make it a big deal.

When you can learn from people’s unpleasant feedback, learn from it. When you can’t, put it out of your mind and move on.

Either way, don’t stop creating. Because when you stop creating, then, and only then, is the joke truly on you.

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  1. Good Morning TK

    My wife and I would like to have lunch with you in Los Angeles while she’s here from China.

    I’m currently en route from Santiago to Seattle.

    Might lunch in LA at your convenience be possible during the week of April 29?

    My purpose is to get to know you, and to brainstorm together.

    Best regards, and I am looking forward to meeting you in person.

    Karl Huber

  2. Excellent and extremely helpful post, T.K. I have had my fair share of experiences of being humiliated and
    it became a crippling fear for me. a fear which did stop me many times in the past. Your pointing our that possiby being ridiculed, mocked, mad fun of, humiliated etc is often a part of the creative process is very enlightening for me. Thank you, many times over! Cheers 🙂

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