Have you ever watched a performance or seen a piece of art and thought: “I could do better than that.” – OR – thought: “I’ll never be that good”?
I have thought each of these things multiple times. I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.
As artists (of all art-forms), our work is personal – it is a part of us: an extension of our soul. We live in a highly competitive world where we constantly are told we aren’t good enough. I’ll agree: it’s hard – making it easy for us to fall into the soul-crushing trap of comparison.
We all struggle with it. We compare ourselves to our peers, our teachers, our idols, our friends. “I’m better than___.” “I’ll never be as good as ____.” Whether we are building ourselves up or tearing ourselves down, the root of the evil is comparison.
Comparison kills dreams.
Why do we do it?! It’s so bad!
It’s human nature to compare.
In a world where you have to constantly be in tune with what’s going on in the industry, it’s almost impossible to not judge or compare. That is what makes the arts so scary. You always feel judged – like you need to be better. Well, that is going to end TODAY! …
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