Lots of people like to rain on your parade, but nothing new there, right? It’s all in how we allow it to affect us.
So many artists say that they get a lot of negative feedback about their choice of career. This affects their self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. If they feel passionate about art they need to stand tall and make the decision that no matter what, they are not going to cave to other people’s opinions.
The choice is about who you hang out with. If we have low self-confidence we hang with people who put us down.
A boost to your self-confidence: DITCH the people who put you down.
If you feel heavy and anxious around them, they don’t belong in your universe. Simple, right?
My dad used to say when I came up with some good idea;
“that will never work,” with sarcasm in his voice. I proved him wrong a number of times, to his surprise.
DITCH the people who hog all the attention all the time and those who are envious of your progress. They never followed their dream, but you don’t have to drink their poison. Ditch the angry people.
The friends who only show up when they want something from you BECAUSE they know you did all the research already (on your own.)
People who make you feel angry for no obvious reason. Those are the “needle-nose” manipulators.
People who drain your energy in a sneaky nebulous manner. I call them the “black hole vampires.” They don’t have a life, only a black hole.
I DO feel compassion for people’s predicaments, but there comes a time when you have to make a choice. Do they stay or do they go?
If you don’t make the choice someone else will. You don’t want an energy vampire to choose what you do with your energy, right?
Hang out with those who cheer you on and uplift you in every way. If you don’t have such connections, find some. Find some friends who are passionate about their own lives.
As an artist you let your vulnerability hang out for all to see via your art, and the beauty of your vision feeds their soul. Being vulnerable is your offering to the world, so don’t let anyone rain your parade!
- Know your worth (as a person and artist) and if you feel that yours tips toward minus on the scale, find a way to remedy that.
- Know that if you get lots of criticism and “hate” comments, you’re doing something right. 🙂
- Don’t worry about others and their feelings, follow your passion. You’re not hurting anyone.
- You are responsible for how you feel and how you take criticism. Try not to take it personally and don’t allow DRAMA into your life.
- Don’t argue or try to prove yourself. Just smile like Mona Lisa and carry on.
Passion grows and nothing can stand in its way. That is the power of passion. You’re in it for the ride.
Create with passion today!
P.S. I could use an art sale from my etsy shop if you feel so inspired. Check ’em out HERE.