When I was a kid, and maybe because it was pre-social media days, this was easier to do. You showed up because it was play, it was fun, there were people there you loved to spend time with. Now, we're in a world where there are more people who can offer both praise and complaint of your work from behind their keyboards. It can really take us on a roller coaster if we listen to either rather than being so in love with our craft we keep turning up because we have things inside us that just need creating and doing.
These words really spoke to me today:
"No matter what anyone says, just show up and do the work.
If they praise you, #showup and do the work.
If they criticize you, show up and do the work.
If no one even notices you, just show up and do the work.
Just keep showing up, doing the work, and leading the way.
Lead with passion.
Fuel up with optimism.
Power up with love.
Fight the good fight.
Refuse to give up.
Ignore the critics.
Believe in the impossible.
Do the work.
You’ll be glad you did.
True grit leads to true success."
Found on jongordon.com thanks to a friend's tip-off.
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