2. So What Others Have Opinions. We’re all different, and we have our own thoughts. That’s what makes each of us unique. But an opinion is not a fact; therefore, I don’t have to invest in it, and I shouldn’t feel bad when I don’t.
7. Opportunities Are All Around Us. There are so many things we can learn from the things around us. I would never have thought my fake pies would be on Broadway in the Tony Award nominated, “Waitress the Musical.” Then displayed, again, in their Tony Awards performance in June 2016. One opportunity leads to another, and you never know where it’s going to come from, so do your best in whatever you do. Someone, somewhere, will notice.
8. Great Things Can Come From Vintage Ideas. Don’t be afraid to learn something from vintage ideas and perspectives. There are a lot of techniques that come from times that many will view as aged and worn. Yet, some of the very things that may seem outdated are missed. Reach back a little and see what you can use from ages past, add a touch of you to it, and make it new again.
9. Everyone May Not Love What You Create. This year has been a year where this has been more obvious to me. Sometimes we can create things we think nobody will love and it flies off the shelf, but then there are things we love that we think will fly off the shelf and it sits there. Take those experiences and embrace them as learning experiences. Those creations that weren’t a hit may be a great donation to a better cause. Whatever it is, make the best of it.