Experience shows that real wisdom doesn’t come from faux-exotic pastries. But the truth is, if a naysayer is getting in the way of your progress, tune them out and keep going. (Mr. Churchill already made that point last week, but it bears repeating.)
If you’re the naysayer, keep it to yourself. Go find a project of your own — one that you’d be willing to fight (or at least ignore) for.
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
— Chinese proverb
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Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod
It’s easy for others to say, of course. But the biggest single hurdle that artists and creatives must overcome is the voices in their lives and in their heads. Practicing the art of ignoring certain hurdles can do much to free up your artmaking. Start here.
Nip It: Stop Negativity Moment by Moment by Kristen Fredricks
Are you on the other side of the problem? It’s very easy to get mired in the sense of “rightness”, or even the urge to help. If that drive is resulting in more stoppage than support, however, a little self-awareness and day-by-day changes can lead to a more positive future, stronger relationships, and a brighter existence for yourself, too.