When was the last time you saw your favorite actor writing comments like “what a horrible acting job” under YouTube trailers for low-budget B-Movies?
When was the last time you saw your favorite author writing scathing Amazon reviews for cheesy nickel and dime paperbacks?
When was the last time you saw your favorite entrepreneur writing blog posts exposing the holes in pyramid schemes?
When was the last time you saw your favorite musician preaching a sermon about all the superficial music listeners who waste their time on bubblegum pop music?
If your answer to any of the above questions was “I don’t know” or “I don’t think I’ve ever seen that,” then here’s my follow up question: Why do you believe that’s the case?
Why do you believe that your favorite actor, author, entrepreneur, musician or whatever is so seldom seen tearing down other people’s work? Is it because they’re such good people? Is it because they’re too polite? Is it because they don’t believe in the value of criticism? Maybe, but here’s another possibility: Maybe they’re just too busy creating. And if you really look up to them, perhaps you should get busy doing the same.