Creating something and putting it out there is scary. What if everyone hates it? What if everyone loves it? And then there’s another option–what if no one notices? What if no one reads this?
When I’m not consistently creating, this thought is scary. Instead of doing my work, I think a lot about how people will react to my work. Yet when I’m creating each day (as I am right now) I no longer have time to dwell on how my writing could be received. The idea of no one reading my writing is no longer scary. It’s liberating.
When I realize that what I’m creating might not be noticed at all by others, suddenly I’m free to just keep creating and not stay trapped or worried about imagined responses.
Everyone else is focused on their own work. Knowing this lets me truly focus on mine.