“Just keep swimming.” - Dory
I think everyone is born with the opportunity to use creativity. Of course, defining creativity is a difficult challenge, but I think the truth is that it comes in different forms. However, the moment creativity becomes your chosen mindset, you’re inviting yourself into a world of rejection. Anyone who chooses to live a different life will automatically draw a crowd.
If you’ve chosen a unique approach to life, there’s probably others paying close attention. (Sounds weird, I know.) They probably want to see you succeed, but maybe a part of them also wants you to fail. But since they’re watching, you may as well give them a show.
The truth is that their opinions don’t matter because everything you do comes down to your decision. But, will you allow yourself to be swayed by the eyes that watch you? Don’t focus too much about what others think of you. Sure, get feedback and hear what they have to say, but always do the right thing. In fact, I've found that harsh criticism with no concrete explanations is usually a sign you're on the right track. Taking it as a compliment will piss them off even more. The best part is that you have permission to laugh.
So when you’re learning something new, keep going. The guilt that comes with giving into others’ negativity is much worse than the fear that comes with creativity. Ironically, that fear is usually linked to the perceptions of the crowd. They’ll have an opinion either way, so you may as go for it. The further you go, the less you care about their thoughts. The less you care, the more you create. The more you create, the more you love life. You may feel like you suck right now, but it’s all winning from this point on. If you want.