Your career comes down to two potential paths:
1) You will be judged.
2) You will be ignored.
You can’t avoid both.
If you choose the first path, you will feel uncomfortable. You will be misjudged and misunderstood. You will deal with more critics and confront more internal battles. You will have doubts about whether or not you are on the right path. But you may also find a reward and a sense of fulfillment you can’t attain otherwise.
Or you can choose the safer path—being ignored.
The choice is yours.