You know the feeling of being on a high that seems as though no one can snatch you down from it?
Please don’t tell me I’m alone out here.
I was absolutely on Cloud 9 after reading the transcript of my interview with Author Bonnie Ferrante.
Did you miss it? You can read it by clicking here.
This interview has been almost six months in the making, and I was excited to be introduced to a new audience. The response has been absolutely amazing.
Then it happened. Less than 48 hours later my world…my mood…my vibe…completely changed.
I received a critique about my work that crushed me to the core. I instantly thought about the Erykah Badu line, “I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my S***!”
What was my problem? Did I think I knew it all?
Someone tossed me the pan of humble pie, told me to feast, and take this feedback with you.
Well, not literally but you understand what I mean.
That tough critique was exactly what I needed to hear.
I don’t know it all, and you can’t surround yourself with people that are going to constantly agree with everything you say. You are going to need someone to stand firm in their beliefs, and check you when it appears that you have veered off the path.
I had too much going on at the time that I neglected the one thing that would have made that project great. It all comes with time, and experience. We live and we learn. It’s important for us to go through situations that humble us in order for us to grow.
I have to invest in myself more, and sacrifice in other areas in order to see improvement in not only my professional career, but personally as well.
I’ve been involved with a “writer’s group” for the last three months, and it challenges me to wake up early (6:00 am) to meet with the group at a local coffee shop. I had to step outside of my comfort zone in order to grow.
I know if I continue on this path of growth I will be where I need to be in no time.
Do you need to sit at the table with me, and feast on humble pie? What areas do you need improvement? Reflect on that this week, and let’s grow together!