Mood: How Could You?

Have you ever gotten some harsh feedback? It’s like the other person is putting a hex on you. Like they’re grabbing you by the scruff and rubbing your nose in your messy work. But don’t keep your tail between your legs for too long. Allow yourself room for growth. If your muse is telling you their critique is irrelevant, then move on and keep creating. If there’s some truth to their words, accept it and learn from it. It’s paying the price of betterment. Either way, you’ll come out on top.

– B. Brown

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  1. Saw today for the first time, a 15 year old commented on a poem I wrote 3 years ago, I was 29 at the time, saying that it did nothing for him. I stood back, read my words, read his reply again, then saw he later posted that it was still good. So they cancelled eachother out. I understand that the internet is a harsh place, gotta take it all with a grain of salt…

    1. Exactly. We can’t bewitch every reader. There will be many more Ls to take but it’s okay so long as our progress outweigh

    1. Me too! I’ve been getting pushed to conquer my challenges no matter how many mistakes I make. It’s all about refining

  2. It’s hard enough to put yourself out there for everyone to see and critique. Just the act of stepping out and making yourself a target to be shot down is bravery in itself lol (this IS the internet!). Especially with creative ventures because it’s so close to your heart. But yeah, you are right. Good post. You can allow others’ words to dictate your actions, or you can take it for what it’s worth and move on accordingly.

    A buddy of mine, when I first started painting, told me he could tell when I just half-assed a painting, or if I really put my heart into it. People who know you personally and care about who you are, those are ones to listen to closely, in my opinion. They have your best interests at heart.

    1. That tough love! Sometimes we need that too. I used to draw a lot when I was younger and sometimes my family would tell me when I could do better. They knew when I was cheating myself or being modest

  3. One of my favorite quotes is “Be a person on whom nothing is lost.” (Henry James) We gotta use the bad as well as the good. I appreciate the advice.

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