How do I decide if my work is good enough to be shared?
How do I decide if my work is good enough to be shared? The answer to this question is very subjective. For some, it is in the content. While for others, it’s in the feel and flow of their work. For some, the technicalities of a strong introduction, middle, and an effective conclusion matter. However, every little thing has to be perfect for the legends of perfection. I have read somewhere that we create our own ceilings of happiness, and we start sabotaging ourselves whenever we get close to it.
If you have written or made something that you liked, release it and trust people who need to hear it will find it. Don’t we put our questions on search engines? Hence, whoever needs it, will get it. And to be honest, nobody would have that much free time to pick on you.
Here are my top tips on feeling comfortable about releasing your work to the world:
Done is better than good.
Knowing that ‘Done’ is better than ‘good’ is comforting. It takes off the pressure, and you feel liberated.
Work to finish.
If you have started it, then please finish it.
It’s not easy just because it comes naturally to you.
If something comes naturally to you and you find it easy, please don’t discredit it by thinking that anybody can do it. Get this right: You are brilliant at this. Not everybody is!
Don’t follow too many people.
Too many people will have too many beliefs. You decide your strengths. If your badge of honour is hard work, please don’t change it just because working smart sounds cooler. Sometimes, even your idols get it wrong. And when you hear it from them, it’s highly like that you will feel disheartened. Believe in your own outlook on life.
You don’t have to take the hard way always.
Please don’t fall into the paradox of choosing an easy way out as ‘cheating’. It doesn’t have to be difficult all the time. Do not avoid joy and happiness. If you enjoy the process, please don’t think it may not be the right way.
I would like to conclude this post with a question for you. Not my original idea. However, I really believe that it has changed how I look at things.
What is/are the regret/regrets that you are ok to live with?