I’m not a quitter.
I could have begun something fabulous a long time ago, but I had zero belief that I could succeed. My passion is art and I have created art since I was a kid (on and off.) I always wanted to be an artist, but parents and society said, “artists starve.” That is a false statement but a common one.
You might not make much money on the art to begin with, and ingenuity is very important. When I haven’t made money on my art, I have found other ways to supplement my income without compromising my time to make art.
Sometimes the art making is hard. I feel all kinds of resistance, but I’ll tell you how I overcame that. I made the DECISION to create art, no matter what. Come hell or high water…
Not quitting now. It has become such a great part of my life that it would be inconceivable to quit.
I wish I had committed to it a long time ago by changing my belief system, but the hold of consensus beliefs can be very strong. Also, I didn’t have any tools to help me out like EFT, (tapping.) I have found tapping to be a great way to release old belief systems.
We are all mired in beliefs. What is your passion? Are you doing anything to manifest it? Taking steps every day is something that builds into a big accomplishment as long as we hold the course.
I love what I do so it’s not hard to commit to it. However, the art making in itself can be frustrating and confronting at times. Instead of quitting, I stick with it through the uncomfortable feelings. More often than not, something happens to take me beyond the frustration, and it’s almost a magical feeling when everything comes together.
With any creative process that calls out to you, do this:
*Commit (make the decision) to take your passion seriously.
*Work on it every day even if it’s only baby steps.
* Don’t listen to naysayers, especially the one between your ears.
*When the going gets tough, stick to your passion like a burr.
*When no money is coming in from your passion, do it for the love of it.
*What you create is a gift to the world, so don’t waste any more time!
Easy enough points to follow and if you feel resistance from fear or you’re stuck in everyday rat racing, make a decision today to give your passion some feet. Eventually, you will grow some wings and fly!
I would love to hear what your passion is.
P.S. I’m selling my original art on etsy. If you’re looking for a gift of art, check out my shop today. HERE. 🙂