Let’s say it’s not a team but a band. Who’s on drums & keeping the beat? Who’s on lead guitar? Who’s singing the tune? Where are the gaps in the music?” -@BoxOfCrayons’ Great #Work Provocations
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without [necessarily] accepting it.
The biggest lesson I have learned is the stupendous importance of what we think. If I knew what you think, I would know what you are, for your thoughts make you what you are; by changing our thoughts, we can change our lives.
The freedom to mess up a few times is the only way a creator will figure out how to do something great. Creative environments are not governed by egomaniacs or control freaks, they are governed by leaders who love the work more than themselves.
If you find yourself in an environment where you fear expressing your opinion, then as a creator you should consider leaving. I’m not saying you should leave, but you should certainly consider finding a place where your gifts can be used in an ego-free environment where creativity and expression of thought can flourish. There really is a community where you can be yourself, you just have to do the work to find it.