We want to belong.
Yet each time we make a decision we risk rejection.
Creativity - by definition - demands decisions that extend us beyond what is, towards what may be.
(Mind the gap.)
Creative people - by definition - make decisions that expose themselves up there for us to see. And reject.
Dancers, singers, musicians, conductors, poets, painters.
A recent study concluded that 'bolstering independence of self-concept' (ie self-confidence) can develop resilience and potentially enhance creativity. Good news.
It suggests that our decisions lead to creativity, that leads to resilience, that leads towards becoming who we are, that leads to decisions that lead to creativity that leads to reslience, that leads us towards becoming who we are...
Artists are brave.