I’ve been finding it difficult with my art shop recently, I don’t think the Summer slow down helps at all for your confidence. Getting used to the quieter seasons and the busier seasons is something I am still learning and also learning how to stay encouraged and keep creating.
Sometimes it’s really hard not to look at what you’re doing and think ‘it’s not good enough’, ‘I’m not as successful as…’, or ‘does my work really speak to people?’.
What I’ve learnt is that the more I look outside myself for ‘the answers’ the more miserable I am. It’s only when I say to myself ‘you are being true to who you are’, ‘you are creating from your heart’, ‘you are following your own dreams’, then I realise I’m on the right track!
We all need some encouragement and so this post is to really cheer you on and say even though it gets hard sometimes, even though you may look at others and think they are more successful then you are, stop. Look into your own heart and know that you need to be you and that is what being successful is.
Stop comparing yourself to others and don’t quit! Get up and do what you were created to do!
Because you are special!