1/07/2011

Good to Remember


This is a great thing to remember.  Especially for me.  I'm always afraid of doing this wrong, or doing that wrong.  Rules, rules, rules.   They are always following me. Dictating my choices, my moves, my life.  I worry what others think...much more than I should.  Will I be good enough?  Will they like me?  Can I cut it?  But, I find that it stifles me to listen to that.  It shuts down the creative juices, and makes me worry more about "them" than what I  am trying to accomplish.  I will never be able to succeed or excel with "them" being my focus.  Easy to say, harder to do.  But, I am truly making an effort to ignore "them."  Who cares if they like me, who cares if they acknowledge my work.  Am I  happy with what I'm doing?  That's the question that should matter most.  I'm sharing this because, as creative people, I'm sure there are others out there that could use this little message right now as well.  It's a good thing to hold in your heart.  So, when the "rules" and "people" and "self-doubt" come a knocking, you can just shut the door, and remember that it's ok to be wrong every so often.  It means that at least we are trying to do something right. 

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11 comments:

amber said...

love this! thanks for sharing :)

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Great post! It's so good to be reminded of that sometimes :)

Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I like it, but "loose" should be spelled "lose" :(

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Amy,

I think that "loose" is spelled that way on purpose. I think it's a play on words. It trying to say "loose it," or "release it." Making it a conscious action. ( =

Melissa Edwards said...

I had the same initial reaction as Amy as grammar errors drive me batty (I even googled it to make sure it wasn't a dual spelling from another country), but I do like Nichol's explanation... annoys me a little less now. ;-) Also a possible play on being wrong as well and not worrying about it. :-)

courtneyoutloud said...

So true and so right. Fear has led me down the straight and narrow for too long. Embrace the path of creativity and embrace making mistakes at times. The power is learning from them and moving forward.

Yaya said...

Thank you for that! Oh and I have really enjoyed your blog since I found it a couple months ago :)

Maria said...

Had a look at your blog and really liked what I saw.
I have post it in my blog (the best of life), hope you don´t mind.
You can have a look and let me know what do you think.
Nice to find you.
:)

Maria said...

Actually I think it can be spelled in both way http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/loose
or that is how i understand it.
xox

Anonymous said...

Joseph Chilton Pearce's quote is "we must lose our fear...." It's too bad that it's messed up.

Nichole @ Parlour said...

I love that the quote is "messed up." I prefer "loose" as it makes it seem like it needs to be a conscious decision. Which I think it is.

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