Artists and failure go hand in hand because anyone who embarks on a journey of great depth and importance is bound to run into obstacles and setbacks. It takes great courage to put yourself out there and live life as the artist you are. You’re the type of person who is willing to live with failure because you realize how important it is to be the real you.
Most people desperately try to avoid risk or vulnerability. They live ordinary lives devoid of passion, but you don’t. As an artist, you understand that failure is not something horrible, it’s actually a tool you can use to learn more about yourself, build up your strength, and continue living your dreams. Each time you fail you have the choice to view it as the end of the world or to learn from it and move forward. No matter how many times you fail, it’s never a reflection on your worth as a human being, it’s just something that occurred, a situation you can move past.
Our culture promotes the mistaken notion that failure is the opposite of success when it’s really not. Failure is simply something that happens when you’re trying to do something worthwhile. Because you’re an artist, you’re the type of person who follows your inner voice and takes risks. You’re willing to endure the bumps in the road to live your dream. You’re able to bounce back from every rejection. You believe in yourself no matter what, because success isn’t just what society says, it’s about how true you are to yourself. So, keep going no matter how many times you “fail.” Along the way you’ll grow stronger and increase your chances of success. You’re worth it. You’re an artist.
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