Here’s a short excerpt from The Passion Principles: 101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World …
5) Tell a better story
If you created the internal obstacles that hold you back, you also have the ability to change the narrative in your mind.
What stories do you tell yourself about your role as an artist? And, are those stories serving you or hindering you?
Your attitude and actions are powered by your beliefs.
You develop your beliefs by thinking the same thought repeatedly — whether that thought is good or bad, productive or destructive.
If the story in your head is an empowering one, keep telling it.
But, if that story is holding you back, dismiss it and tell a better story.
And tell it repeatedly, until it becomes your new belief about yourself and the world around you.