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Things to Avoid to Be a Successful Artist

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Being an artist isn’t easy. No one becomes successful in a snap of a finger. You have to work hard if you wish to be good at what you do. Impressing other people also takes a long time. Besides, you’re not the only person trying to do well in the industry. You need to compete with other artists. If you wish to be successful, here are the things you should avoid.

Comparing yourself with others

While there are hundreds of other artists out there, it doesn’t mean they’re all better than you. There’s no point in comparing yourself to them. You have a unique voice, and you should be proud of what you do. Everyone is unique, and all artists deserve acknowledgment for their hard work. Don’t allow yourself to feel discouraged because you don’t think you’re as good as others.

Having too many priorities

There’s nothing wrong with being passionate about many things. If you wish to pursue different areas of interest, it’s your choice. The problem is if you can’t accomplish anything because you want to be a jack of all trades. Learn to prioritize the things that matter most to you. If you wish to be an artist, spend time practicing. You feel bad when compared to others, but it’s also your fault. You’re not doing anything to improve your skills. Learn to manage your schedule well. If you have a day job, it doesn’t mean you will give it up. It’s a matter of priority. Allot time to hone your skills. You can also ask the question, how long does it take for acrylic paint to dry? to determine how much time to spend practicing your skills.

Making excuses

You will find tons of reasons not to pursue being an artist even if you’re passionate about it. Money, time, and fear of failure are among them. If you wish to be successful, stop making these excuses. Learn to overcome your fear. You will eventually succeed. However, if you keep letting these excuses get the best of you, it could be the end of your journey as an artist.

Allowing others to dictate who you should be

When you tell your family members that you wish to become a professional artist, they will most likely discourage you. They will question your decisions. Never allow anyone to stop you from doing what you love. It doesn’t matter if people tell you to get a real job or to grow up. Your happiness shouldn’t depend on what makes them satisfied. Learn how to let go of their voices so you can focus on what makes you happy.

Striving for perfection

When your goal is to be perfect, you’re setting yourself up for failure. You will never be perfect in anything you do, and it’s okay. Everyone has weaknesses, and there’s always an opportunity to improve. Learn from your mistakes and keep going.

If you wish to become a successful artist, remember the things you should avoid. Believe in yourself and work hard.

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About the author

Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.