The tip of the monumental iceberg that is your work
The masterpiece is but the tip of the monumental iceberg that is your work, yet your worth as a creative is tied to the outcome of its presentation.
I think that’s unfair.
Reject the presentation. Invite the people you’re trying to impact and whose approval you need into the creative process early on. Trade your right to sign the canvas for a chance to create something larger, more impactful, and more resilient. Get your best work out there; it’s all that counts.