If you've never heard of Seth Godin, then he's worth checking out. He's not saved (as far as I know), but he's still a smart and insightful guy and a great reader of our culture! In one of his posts he says:
If you invent or launch or market (and you're human) it's likely that you have the voice of the critic in the back of your head. It's natural to fear what they'll say, and if you're not careful, you'll end up redesigning your product to please them before you even launch it.