I’m reading a book I wish I would have read a while back called The Rise of the Creative Class. The quote I’m actually going to place here is a quote Richard Florida pulled from The Creative Mind by Margaret Boden, but I think it is great. She says that
involves not only a passionate interest but self-confidence too. A person needs a healthy self-respect to pursue novel idea, and to make mistakes, despite criticism from others. Self-doubt there may be, but it cannot always win the day. Breaking generally accepted rules, or even stretching them, takes confidence. Continuing to do so, in the face of skepticism and scorn, takes even more.
A quote like this keeps giving me juice to be a creative person and keep creating. There is something about having a blank “canvas” and having the confidence to create something. They aren’t always going to be masterpieces, but sometimes you have to put yourself out there and make mistakes in order to have your successes.