Last time I get 3-stars review of one of my customers, that she like my Patchwork pumpkin pattern, but it seems, that making the pumpkin will be time-consuming. She wrote it before she tried it :-). First of all, I felt really bad, that I disappointed someone's expectation about my pattern. And started to feel guilty and I looked at one of my most beloved designs skeptically. I think that the lady didn't want to hurt me. She just wrote her opinion, and it is OK.
But there was another lesson for me to learn.
At that time, I was working on some winter decoration, and when I made it, I still was thinking about that review. And I adjusted my creation to be easier to make, different. And the result was......that my work ended in the trash. Not only so many hours ended in the trash but also the faith in my work. I didn't believe in this creation. It was nice but without the "soul", better say without "my soul". I made to fulfill someone's expectation, and the funniest thing about it is, that nobody wanted it from me. I just didn't want to feel guilty again...
And I realized again....how sad is to get to know, how easy is for me to get out from my way, only to not feel guilty to fulfill someone's expectation.