Seriously, don’t take yourself so seriously!
Don’t take yourself (or your writing) too seriously. Since our writing is often like our ‘baby’ or our ‘art’, we tend to take it seriously and seek to protect it from any criticism. Even the best writers turn out a lot of crap amidst the good stuff (you should see the pre-edited versions!). Just as every mistake is a new learning opportunity, every piece of crap or not so perfect piece we produce is a chance to learn something. If we do not accept criticism, how will we learn? The honest writer welcomes criticism (while recognizing that some is ‘eye of the beholder’ type things) as an opportunity to grow.
How do you respond to criticism?
Do you accept it as an opportunity for growth or do you take it personally?
Can you laugh? –At yourself? –At your mistakes? –At anything that usually sets you off?
Do you see how laughter can improve — your life, your work, your attitude, your everthing?
What’s your philosophy on laughter?
Prescription: 1 deep down belly laugh every day. Guaranteed to help you lose the attitude and maybe a little weight
- Health Benefits of Laughter – 4 Ways to Get a Good Laugh In Today (massageenvy.com)
- Laugh Loudly (sandiashton.wordpress.com)
- The Magic of Laughter (inspirationalperspective.com)
- Laugh … let go … and be healthy (mybigearth.com)
- The Big Bad Critic: How does a Writer Handle Negative Criticism? (wdlady.wordpress.com)
- 5 Things WordPress Proofreader has Taught me About my Writing (adaptivelearnin.wordpress.com)
- More failures, fewer mistakes…. [William Buist] (ecademy.com)