I’m getting a minor panic attack

I feel so exposed. I just put out a header gif I made…I feel it’s been the most from scratch I’ve done… it’s as if I did the creative and production in banner work at 40Digits.

I’m so nervous..

I need to calm down.

  • what if they don’t like it
    • figure out why they don’t like it, and what direction they were envisioning instead
  • what if that means I suck creatively
    • you know you don’t. You’ve gotten compliments on your creativity before. Believe in it

Be as strong as you need to be in the situation. What is the main goal? Try to keep ego out of the picture. You’re in the arena while others are just watching. This is my favorite quote ever:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “


I just got positive feedback from people on my work. This means that I qualify…so moving forward, no more tearing yourself down for not being creative. Be the man in the arena and do your best.


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