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More importantly, don't sweat the petty stuff
Truth be told, I am a walking contradiction. I am fret over details like anybody else. I just changed the font and size of the text eight or nine times before settling back onto the defaults. Seriously.
Being a maker is to learn by doing. To fail forward.
Whenever I am trying to guide someone who is new to building CBGs, it is marvelously easy for me to be calm, relaxed, and full of advice on how to roll with the punches. To err is human and to build CBGs is to err. That is part of what makes being a maker, be it the first time or one hundredth, so fulfilling. Being a maker is to learn by doing. To fail forward.
I have been known to express, with vigor, my dissatisfaction with the results of my actions
As easy as it is to convey that message to someone else, it can be infinitely more difficult to put into practice. On one or two occasions in my life (maybe a few more than that) I have been known to express, with vigor, my dissatisfaction with the results of my actions. Words you don't want your mother hearing you say may have been used to describe my displeasure.
There's little resistance to be hard on yourself
Let's face it. We can all be our own worst critics and in the same breath, be giving words of kind advice and encouragement to someone seeking them. Maybe we are giving that which we want. Maybe we are telling others what we need to be reminded of.
Which, of course, reminds me...
Don't pet the sweaty stuff
How do you balance the voice of self-criticism with the voice of encouragement? Are you hard on yourself but patient with others?