Did you know you have only two options on how to live your life? Yes, you heard me right. Only two.
“No, Pamela. You’re wrong. I have many options. I can be a writer, a fireman, a librarian, a computer programmer, a doctor, or a barista.”
Yes, or course, you can do all those jobs. I wasn’t talking about what you do. I was talking about how you do it.
Option #1. Create something.
Option #2. Critique someone else’s creation.
Make a cake. Write a story. Sew a dress. Paint a picture. Take a photograph. Make a suit jacket.
Critique someone else’s creation.
You need more vanilla in the cake. Your story lacks conflict. The dress is too short. Your painting is too green. Your photograph is out of focus. There is lint on your jacket.
Are you a creator or a lint picker?
Will you spend the rest of your life picking lint off of someone else’s suit, or will you make your own art?