One of the most challenging and detrimental habit of an artist on his creative journey is seeking approval and validation from others.
We need to be told we are doing well at our work and we even look to social media for likes and comments. This very need for approval is a guaranteed way to get stuck in creative paralysis.
It’s why so much potentially amazing stuff remains unfinished, why so much promising art never gets released. The drive for approval can never be satisfied.
Let’s overcome this together by:
1️⃣ Practice Saying What You REALLY Think.
Authenticity or your ability to share your 100% real self with the people around you is directly related to your “I-don’t-give-a-flying-fuckness” muscle. The two go hand and hand. You cant have one without the other.
2️⃣ Getting Rejected often.
Having an acute fear of getting rejected keeps you in a safe but boring bubble. And not caring if you get rejected opens up a whole slew of amazing opportunities that were hidden in plain sight before.
3️⃣ Practice Not Being Liked.
It’s better to be yourself and have some people love the real you, and others dislike you, than to have everybody “kinda” like you.
4️⃣ Do Stuff That Is Out Of The Norm.
We are all weird in our own way. So if they laugh at you because you do something they think is weird, you can laugh at them for desperately trying to fit in and be like everybody else.
5️⃣ Display Your Insecurities Instead Of Trying To Hide Them.
People that 100% don’t give a shit, talk openly about their insecurities, and in the process they become much less insecure about those aspects of themselves.
6️⃣ Have A Mission That Is Bigger Than Yourself.
When you choose and pursue a purpose un-relentlessly, the opinions of others stop affecting you. It’s as if they become secondary to your mission. Nobody can stop you especially not their opinions of you.
7️⃣ Smoke lots and lots of weed.
And do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you will be criticized anyway.
Let’s us know how do you overcome with the naysayers? 📸: @hautesmokes