You are the showrunner.
Which means that you are creating pieces of media for an audience that are imbued with some part of yourself … even if only you can recognize what that part is.
It’s there. It’s real. It’s you.
This means that with each and every piece of content you put out there, you open yourself up to rejection and criticism — the kind that can sting.
The kind that can keep you from starting. The kind that can make you afraid to hit “Publish.”
The possibility of having some part of ourselves rejected or criticized can make us afraid to pivot, push forward, or even pull the plug if it’s what our gut is telling us to do.
And in such times, remember these words by Teddy Roosevelt: