Whenever you put yourself out there – either in a blog post, a picture, a lecture, or a youtube video – you open yourself up to 2 things. You either open yourself up to ridicule and negativity, or you somehow provide enlightenment to those that check out your ideas. It’s great when you bring enlightenment, but it’s also great when you get criticized. It just means that you’ve done something remarkable. According to Seth Godin, the only thing that you need to be remarkable is a remark.
Either way, You Can’t Choose which way someone is going to respond to you.
Here’s the deal. Tons of people don’t even try because they are too afraid of the criticism. And in not creating, they miss out on the chance enlighten. It’s worth taking a chance. Also, after enough criticism, you start getting used to it and you start creating things that can’t be.