The Credit Belongs to You

FREE POSTER: You are the Showrunner

You are the showrunner.

Which means that you are creating pieces of media for an audience that are imbued with some part of yourself … even if only you can recognize what that part is.

It’s there. It’s real. It’s you.

This means that with each and every piece of content you put out there, you open yourself up to rejection and criticism — the kind that can sting.

The kind that can keep you from starting. The kind that can make you afraid to hit “Publish.”

The possibility of having some part of ourselves rejected or criticized can make us afraid to pivot, push forward, or even pull the plug if it’s what our gut is telling us to do.

And in such times, remember these words:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strived valiantly; who errs, who comes again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."
~Teddy Roosevelt, 1907

[Download and print the poster above (901 KB) to hang in your content creation space.]

You are in the arena.

You are striving valiantly, erring again and again, and spending yourself in a worthy cause: creating a remarkable experience for your audience.

You may end up knowing the triumph of high achievement. Or you may fail while daring greatly.

At least you dared. You’ll be better for it. Your audience will be too.

The credit belongs to you.

You’re the one who counts.

You are the showrunner.

About the author

Jerod Morris

Jerod Morris is VP of Rainmaker.FM, the digital marketing podcast network produced by Copyblogger Media. He hosts The Lede and The Showrunner, and recently launched The Showrunner Podcasting Course.

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