Acknowledging Uniqueness, Gifts, and Giving
Larger Tree – Digital Painting – 2004
I noticed an article today in an RSS feed and it corresponded quite a bit to something I was thinking about. Not being one for coincidence, I figured it would be appropriate to share.
The article "Connect With Your Strengths" is about acknowledging who you are – recognizing your gifts and utilizing that strength. I am not sure I am in tune with everything said, but that is ok.
The connection to me, is that I am deeply aware that I am my own biggest fan. This is not to say there are not many other people in my life who like my work. But when I produce a music album, I am certain that I listen to it much more than anyone else. The melodies speak to me directly.
On the one hand, I think it is rather narcissistic of me. On the other hand, if I don’t like it, than what is the point in sharing – unless to prove oneself right (that it’s no good) or perhaps learn something from the process.
I would never advocate liking one’s work no matter what – but I do believe that one must appreciate the work that one feels good about. And sometimes in the communication of creativity it is enough to be simply communicating with oneself.
- Connect With Your Strengths
Acknowledging one’s uniqueness
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