How not worrying about what others say can help you find your muse
"DO WHAT YOU FEEL IN YOUR HEART TO BE RIGHT FOR YOU´LL BE CRITICIZED ANYWAY. YOU´LL BE DAMNED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DON´T."
To bring other people down is a human condition that is closely akin from deriving pleasure from the suffering of others. In order to find your muse, you might need to shut out the musing of others. Take criticism with a grain of salt and allow you inner voice to speak up.
Who cares what they think?
Some people seem to exist just to tear you down. Perhaps it is human nature. Just like we like to laugh at blooper reels showing middle aged men getting hit the crotch, many of us find pleasure in taking people down a notch through destructive criticism. We do this to make ourselves feel better, to put a mask over our own failings by projecting them on to someone else. We are all a little guilty of being haters at some point in our lives. Who among us has not rolled our eyes at another person’s creative achievement? Still, while there is a little hater inside all of us, some of us are more adept at tearing others down than the rest. There are people who revel in your second thoughts and gleefully watch as your creative flame is extinguished underneath the sand pile of doubts they heap upon you.
Even friends and family members can, at times, be creative downers, putting in their own two cents about your idea causing you to doubt the direction you are heading in. Do not blame your love ones. They mean well and are only doing what they think you want them to do. After all, you were the one who asked them what they thought. They are obligated to try to “help” you.
While it is important to listen to criticism, it is also important to take what other people think with a few grains of salt. If all of us blindly followed the advice that others give us about our creative direction, we would all end up at the same place. At times we need to shut out the musings of others in order to find the muse within. In order to get that original idea out, you have to be original and this stems from within and not from without. Listen to what others have to say, but let your inner voice be louder. Stay the course and let it help you create something that is truly your own.