Maybe you can't see that your best work is right in front of you.

In college I had a fiction writing professor who said that if you write something so close to yourself that you don't think anyone else will relate then that's when you'll connect to the most people.

Have you ever hid your talent, your work or art because you think it's crap? Or, even worse, you're afraid that someone else will think it's crap? I recently read that American Authors (top charts UK band) didn't even like their song "Best Day of My Life" when they first wrote it. I, however, dance to the song on a daily basis and just HAD to look up the lyrics because I love them so much (I'm only slightly obsessed but I did provide lyrics and video for you below). 

When we let fear drive us into hiding we aren't allowing our truest selves to be seen, known, and celebrated.

We also put on massive blinders that prevent us from seeing that someone in the world (who you probably don't know and may never know) is hungry for your work. Just imagine what the world would look and sound like if all of our artists hid the work that they didn't think was "perfect" yet. 

The only question to ask yourself is this:

Did it come from me?

Yeah? Then it's gonna connect with someone else. In fact, someone will absolutely love it. Just like me and this song.

And now... crank it up and join me for a dance.

I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh
Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh
I stretched my hands out to the sky
We danced with monsters through the night
Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh
Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

I'm never gonna look back, woah
I'm never gonna give it up, noo
please don't wake me now

Oo-o-o-o-o-o
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife
Oo-o-o-o-o-oooooo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife

I howled at the moon with friends
And then the sun came crashing in
Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh
Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh
But all the possibilities
No limits just epiphanies
Wo-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh
Oah-oah-oah-oah-oah-oh-oh

I'm never gonna look back, woah
I'm never gonna give it up, noo
just don't wake me now

Oo-o-o-o-o-o
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife
Oo-o-o-o-o-o
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife

I hear it calling outside my window
I feel it in my soul

The stars were burning so bright
The sun was out 'til midnight
I say we lose control

Oo-o-o-o-o-o
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife
Oo-o-o-o-o-o
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife
This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is gonna be
The best day of my life
Everybody look up

Wo-Oah-Oah-Oah-oah
This is gonna be the best day of my l-ii-fe
My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife