Well after fighting with my "inner critic" last week and almost losing (Thank God for my husband who helped me shut that "inner critic" down) Today, I made my first sale on my webstore. It is for a CD cover for music artist Erik Visalga - After the crache. The CD doesn't come out until the spring, but my artwork will be on the cover and is now on his website!!
Moral of the story - sometimes when you try to step out and do something new or out of the box, the "inner critic" will try to talk you out of what you plan on doing.
Sometimes that "inner critic" can be memories of what someone may have said to you, or a bad experience. That "inner critic" tells you that it will take too much work, it's too risky, people won't like it, what if you fail, your too old, your time has passed, this list can go on and on. Talking to someone and saying those ridiculous "inner critic" comments out loud was what made me realize that my "inner critic" was lying to me and I was believing it. I know my "inner critic" isn't completely gone, but at least I can identify when it' trying to bring me down.
|Sorry it's sideways - the computer wouldn't let me put it any other way :(|