I'm reading Brené Brown's new book, Rising Strong and have been loving every word. This quote in particular sticks out to me:
This is why it's so important- even necessary, I'd say- to know your worth. To know your inherent value as a human being. To know that no matter what the critics say, you are worthy, you are lovable, and you are valuable. Because when you're practicing vulnerability, putting yourself out there creatively or otherwise, someone isn't going to like it. Someone out there is going to criticize it, tear it apart. As Brené says, you're going to get your ass kicked.
For more related to this, here's an earlier post I wrote on The Gifts of Imperfection.