Howdy everyone! :D I’m going to attempt to be somewhat inspirational here and man, I hope I do alright:
Yes, I am only 19 and still have a a plethora to learn, but I’ve come to a realization recently that I think is worth sharing: I’ve been struggling with my confidence as an artist lately. I’ve been comparing myself to some really talented artists that are making it big yet they are my age or younger. I had this preconceived idea that if I can’t get successful now (or soon), I will never be successful.
But YAY I had an epiphany ‘o’
After some deep thought and with the help of some of you cool kids here on tumblr with your kind words, I realized that the mindset I was in was totally wrong. Wronger than wrong, actually.
I realized that, if I keep comparing myself to these artists, I’m just setting myself up for failure and I’m going to make myself miserable all the time. After all, NOBODY’S PERFECT *gasp*
So, I made a personal pact with myself, and I encourage you guys to do this too:
Look at yourself in the mirror (I’m sure you all look very sexy) and tell yourself that the only person you will ever compete with for now on is the person staring right back at you. Be better than you were yesterday. Be better than you were a month ago. Be better than you were a year ago.
I am by no means the wisest or that educated about the industry, but I do know that this info is super key to not being miserable as an artist for the rest of yo life. So cheers to always improving, and remember, your only competition should be yourself!
I BELIEVE IN ALL OF YOU FOLLOW YOUR DREEAAAMSSSSS