For a while now, I've been hearing people say that they aren't very good at building because of many reasons. Some of the main reasons I know of have been things like these:
- Being afraid of having pressure on themselves for "doing something wrong"
- Because they don't feel like they have what it takes to be able to do what people such as Rova and Disco_ are able to do
Now, given, the list isn't very big, I know. But keep in mind, a lot of people have this mindset, even I did at one point. So here's my advice to those people who do have this kind of mind set.
Don't be afraid to attempt to do your best with anything that you build on MC. But more importantly, don't be afraid to ask those people you look up to here on PMC, or any other MC website, for possible lessons on how to build stuff. Asking for help can be difficult, I know, especially when you feel like you're going to be judged because of it. You're not going to be judged, but I only say that looking at my experiences and a few of my friends' experiences as well. Also, don't be afraid to ask anyone else in the event that the person(s) you look up to in constructing things on MC. And just b/c they say no doesn't necessarily mean they don't want you to achieve your goals, it just simply means that they don't have the time to b/c of whatever reason they have. Or simply that they have too much going on to teach you as well. Don't ever assume that they don't want to teach you to help you achieve your goal because they don't want to do so, unless you are told by them. And if they do tell you, then don't take it personally, b/c you still have other people to learn from.
Also, find a building style YOU'RE comfortable with using, not what OTHERS want you to use. If it's not your style of building, it's not what you should be building. Now, I'm not looking at using the different blocks like building structures or redstone tech, I'm talking about the kinds of building structures and designs. For example, I, myself, am an abstract thinker and a perfectionist. Both of these for me compliment each other b/c I am an OCD perfectionist in which nearly every imperfection can annoy me, like if I can't get a curve in MC just the way I like it, I have to start entirely over on that curve, no matter how much I have done around it, even if I do or don't take away all of what I have around it. And with being an abstract thinker alongside being an OCD perfectionist, it allows me to have even more freedom than my OCD perfectionism would allow me if I wasn't an abstract thinker.
And for those of you who don't know what being an abstract thinker means, it simply means that your thoughts tend to be more of a fantasy kind of style like that of the pictures in Dr. Seuss books, and tend to be more dream like as well like that of in Alice in Wonderland. Now given, I used those two b/c those are the two most well known things that are the best possible examples that anyone would know.
Constructing things on MC is like art. Teaching some one how to create art isn't truly possible, but teaching people different techniques for creating art is. Much is the same with constructing things on MC. People can only teach so much for certain things, art (in general) and building on MC are both examples of that.
But what I'm really trying to get at by saying all this is to not be afraid of what others think of your work, be more afraid of what YOU personally think of your projects. If you let yourself start thinking the way you think others think of your stuff or what they do think of it, then they're only going to continue thinking that way if you do as well. Have more faith in yourself. It shouldn't matter as to what others think of your stuff, what matters is YOUR thoughts on the projects. If you enjoy it, then others will too, no matter how long it takes, whether you make it on the popular reel or you make into the group you wanted or not, as long as your enjoying it should be all that really matters.
So whatever you do, do me one favor and don't underestimate your creativeness and your abilities to build what you come up with, even if you have to ask for help with it, even if other's don't like it, and even if it takes a while to complete. All you need to do is just put your best into what you create, and what you do is what truly matters.