I subscribe to Seth Godin's daily newsletter and quite often, his daily "musings" hit home. Today's advice did just that, and I felt the need to pass it along. It's THAT good.
It's not about you
The reason this one hit home for me, is the fact that so often I find myself wanting to please EVERYONE. I want everyone to like what I've created. It's in my nature. But here's the thing: I can't. It's impossible.
And still, I find myself trying.
Seth's post today helped me to put things into perspective. "Haters are gonna hate" and "If you try to delight the undelightable, you've made yourself miserable for no reason"--So true! I want that last quote framed to hang near my desk. Seriously. I needed to hear this today.
Maybe you did too.
No one is going to like everything you do--for various reasons. It is what it is. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and wasting time trying to convince them otherwise is just that: WASTING TIME.
Seth offers a lot of good advice whether your a writer or not, so go check out his blog and if you like what you see, think about signing up for his newsletter. You won't be disappointed. I promise. Link HERE