ANNA PENG

Losing Clarity is Part of the Process Too

So many times we feel discouraged because somebody else’s opinions and critique can get to our heads. 

As creators, creatives, and kind souls, it’s almost too easy to take things personally. 

The hard part in receiving feedback (but also critically important) is accepting it. 

Understand that other people can see something in your work that you don’t, because it’s likely that there are more people out there who think the same thing. 

We don’t have to agree with them, but we should at least listen.



Simply Listen

Everybody yearns to be understood, to have others listen to what they have to say. 

At the same time, there aren’t many great listeners out there (how many times has somebody included 5 minutes of unsolicited advice mid-conversation?). 

The irony in having someone give you advice is that oftentimes you’ll end up doing what you wanted to do in the first place. 

Don’t prescribe, just listen.

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