Nobody's Thinking About You

January 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Too often I get stuck in a rut. I worry about the quality of my artwork and about its reception. Perfectionism rears its ugly head. Then fear of failure darkens my day. Nothing gets created and misery sets in. Well I found a great quote in the book "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert that inspires me to create.

"... realize this liberating truth - nobody was ever thinking about you, anyhow." "People are mostly just thinking about themselves. People don't have time to worry about what you're doing, or how well you are doing it..." "You are free, because everyone is too busy fussing over themselves to worry all that much about you. Go be whomever you want to be, then. Do whatever you want to do. Pursue whatever fascinates you and brings you to life. Create whatever you want to create - and let it be stupendously imperfect, because it's exceedingly likely that nobody will even notice."

This is a truth that frees me to create. Yes, I still have to please my clients and pay my bills, but my art is done because I love it. Most people won't care so disregard their opinions and create what you love.


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