I used to fear sharing my work with others because I knew people would judge me if I showed up with unfinished work.
I would hide until I thought I was done (but “done” really meant whenever I was subjectively happy with it). There was a big part of me that was uncomfortable sharing progress work, but I think it had a lot more to do with my own self-confidence than the work I was doing. I was scared of what other people would think.
Somewhere along the way, I learned that sharing progress is everything. And instead of seeing work as unfinished and ugly, it’s actually part of a much bigger and important picture.