A certain level of doubt can be useful motivation for your art career. Dwelling in doubt can be debilitating. Conquer the doubt. In my experience, it doesn’t matter whether others believe in you or not. What matters is that you believe in yourself. [...]
Audio version of the post with the same name. It doesn’t matter whether others believe in you or not. What matters is that you believe in yourself. Dwelling in doubt can be debilitating. You must counter the doubt before it overtakes you. [...]
Do you have what it takes to stomach being a working artist? (Pun intended.) I used to say that confidence was the most important quality for artists trying to make a living from their art, but I no longer believe that to be true. I think it takes fire in the belly. You have to want it madly.
Lorna Allen, Flight of the Oystercatchers. Acrylic, 380 x 760 centimeters. ©The Artist
I love this quote from Tony Robbins, which he posted on Twitter a couple of weeks ago:
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
I’ll save the imagination part for later and focus on commitment for this issue. Are you committed? Really committed? You have to be so jazzed about being an artist that you can’t wait to share your art with the world. Your enthusiasm needs to be infectious because we can’t get excited about your work [...]