Desperation, nobody likes the smell of desperation. I'd bet that everyone of us initially shrink back when a desperate person comes across our path.
When my motivation, for tackling a project, or applying for a job, or contacting anyone, is desperation then that is an immediate warning signal that I should revisit my decision and motivation. Every time I've made a decision from a desperate place, it turned out to be the wrong decision.
Nobody creates good work out of desperation, and no one wants to create good work with a desperate person.
Today, check your motivation and create from an inspired place.
Get skin in the game.