Do you have a dream that’s been on the back burner for a while? Maybe it’s been on your mind a lot, but something is holding you back?
Are you playing with the idea of writing, drawing, painting, but don’t think you it’s worth it because there are already too many artists and you don’t believe you can find a space for yourself among them? Maybe you’ve been told that it’s not what you know, but who you know and you don’t know anyone in the domain you would like to end up? Maybe you don’t think you’re good enough or worried that the first impression you make will drive people away. There is a million of obstacles holding us from our dreams, our hopes, our true paths.
Don’t stop yourself from practising an art form because you can’t envision anyone else enjoying your work. Do it for yourself. It’s time to choose yourself, to respect your aspirations and interests, for a better future.
“Hey! You! You’re working on something and you’re thinking “Nobody’s gonna watch, read, listen.” Finish it anyway.” – Melanie Dione
It’s easy and natural to look for approval when applying oneself to a creative piece of work. You really should do it for yourself regardless of approval or even having an audience at all. If your writing, drawing, painting, etc. raises a passionate response on the inside and makes you happy, do it for yourself. The rest will follow naturally. It’s also not a speed competition, so don’t get discouraged too fast.
“Even if it isn’t the piece of work that finds an audience, it will teach you things you could have learned no other way.” – J.K. Rowling
Once you start working on your craft, you will naturally gain skills as time passes, you will learn and grow and it will fill your life with passion. It will fill a void that has been itching to be explored.