As a creative (or human in general), you are always having to deal with setbacks such as critique or fear of risk. I know for some this may not come easy, it surely doesn’t for me. But sometimes I step back and tell myself that it is OK because I will never lose.
I remember seeing a quote from the late great Nelson Mandela, "I never lose. I either win or I learn.”, that has stuck with me through the highs and lows. Mandela, with his massive efforts and setbacks, always knew where he was going and what he wanted to accomplish. I only hope that with my very minor setbacks, I can always pick myself back up, assess what I have learned, reach even higher and prevail.