I’d rather people hate me

I’ve been listening to tons of podcasts and things lately … Seth Godin talks about daily blogging. To get the mind working, and if you don’t share, you’re just storing all the shit up and not doing anything with it.

I get some crap from people on social media and whatever for the things that I say … and I think this quote sums up my thoughts pretty well “I’d rather people hate me for who I am than love me for who I’m not”. This single idea sums up an argument I had last week.

and for a giggle, I’ll add “Just because you are bad guy, doesn’t mean you are bad guy.

I have a list of people that I think opinions matter, maybe ~10. Yet, like everyone, I get wrapped up in “What if” “it’s not good enough” or any number of those other 3am voices beating you up. I’m going to just … go out on a limb and say that, even if your work is subpar to you, the world isn’t going to end …
“The sun came up on all of us today, a common event.”

It takes hundreds, sometimes thousands of tries to get something right. Thomas Edison tried something like 10,000 times to build a lightbulb.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas Edison

Who wants the embarrassment of failure though … Who isn’t afraid? I think the most successful people in the world just try to dance with that fear … idk. Anyway. I’ll post tomorrow if there isn’t the fear.

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