Once upon a time you decided to create something. Anything…
A painting, an idea, or something as tangible as writing a random research paper.
You then decide to share that creation with others to get some feedback.
1. Lets say you shared it with some family members and friends. They love it (of course they’re family and friends), but they’ll say some information (if it’s a paper – for example) needs to be changed. You know, it doesn’t make sense – aka we don’t understand what you’re saying.
> At this point, your enthusiasm has dropped a bit and you’re feeling so-so about your work. I mean you thought it was on point when you initially created it, but you’re now questioning it a bit.
2. You then share it with some strangers, who reads some of it (using the paper again as an example), if not any at all. But your faithful few who will read it and make it to the end, tell you how incredible it is.
> Still…your not all that convinced, but you feel a little better.
3. Lastly, you put it up for the world to see. This process takes longer. So you have scattered feedback, some days none.
> By this point you’ve forgotten about what you’ve created because it feels better than viewing the analytics on who’s watching or commenting.
3 – cont. But one day, somebody reads, views, and analyzes what you’ve created. That someone provides you with extensive feedback, and then tell you how brilliant your work is.
That person happens to be a millionaire, unbeknownst to you. He then decides that because your work is so good, he’s going to feature it to headline his main attraction.
The moral point of the story is:
Never give up or question your creations/ideas/goals etc. If you find it valuable, others will too. However you do not need EVERYONE to find it valuable. The 80/20 rule. The right person will come along. Stay on your A game!