Those who seem to be most alive, most in touch with life and their own creative powers are individuals who are demonstrating what it means to live on the edge of their own potential.
Of course we all need criticism to guide us, and a healthy creative process has to include a time to solicit, consider and absorb criticism. However, there is real value in banishing criticism -- including self-criticism -- as you establish your creative process.
How can we manifest the creative impulse we feel? Too often a creative drive that we experience can spark but then fizzle out because of our lack of confidence.