At some point in my life, about the time I reached emotional maturity, I began to let go of my ego and vanity.
When I let go of my ego and vanity, I began to care less about what other people thought. I stopped being an obsessive people pleaser. I stopped always putting other’s needs before mine. I began to put me first. Then I was able to care for others without it draining me of my energy. My physical energy. My emotional energy. My mental energy. My creative energy. I discovered that I could care for others without it draining my spirit.
I cared less about what other people thought, so I was not afraid to make a mistake. This way of thinking and feeling reduced my fear of failure.
When I made mistakes, I made them work for me, instead of against me. Mistakes became a process of elimination. Mistakes became the feedback I needed to guide me about what not to do next time.
This opens me up to a whole new path of inspiration and creativity that I had never experienced before.