Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don't be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they are going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It's far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances and have fun. And no matter what , don't ever stop doing YOUR thing!
I have learned that being yourself and being happy with who you are makes life so much more enjoyable. Why do we care so much about what others may think? People like me and you have gone our whole life concerned about opinions of sheep. I kept myself from doing many things because of the fear of what people may think of me.
For example: I love to dance. I love music and everything about movement! But... I never danced at parties. I was scared about how people would see me. I can choreograph dance routines and step routines that win shows but I never go out in front of people to perform myself. This fear of how others will perceive me has handicapped me throughout my entire life. I have now made the decision that this will happen no more!
I am going to do my own thing from this point forward. Why should I care about what others think or say? I am the one that has to live this life, not them. I won't be discouraged by people's criticism because at the end of the day it doesn't matter what naysayers say as long as I am happy. I already know some are going to laugh, tell me that I can't, tell me that I shouldn't do what I am doing but I no longer care for their input. I will no longer be a perfectionist and fear failure! I fail at life every single day and accepting this notion has truly made me a better person because I am as not hard on myself about the small things anymore. I am human and uniquely and wonderfully made!
I am fully committed to taking chances, taking risks, and going for every single opportunity that I see in front of me with a smile! I love doing my thing, my thizzle, my thang! Try it! And you just might love doing YOUR thing too!