Just because something is written or said doesn’t make it true.
Just because something is repeated over and over again doesn’t make it important.
Just because something seems amazing or astounding doesn’t mean it’s worth your attention.
But you already know this.
An aspiring writer stopped writing for two years after receiving an eviscerating critique from a trusted friend.
What can you point to and claim as something you built?
Many people have an agenda for you. They want you to:
Spend more money
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Keeping up with the Joneses
Keeping up appearances
Keeping up with… you know
But is that really a good use of your time?
As a creative, sometimes you’re going to be way ahead and sometimes you’re going to be way behind a trend, an innovation, the crowd, a host of things.