Here’s a short excerpt from The Passion Principles: 101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World …
2) Give yourself the only approval you need
So many artists seek validation.
They think a college degree, a raving review, or high praise from a mentor will justify their creative aspirations.
They want to be acknowledged, so they search in vain for an external green light that gives them permission to move forward.
Here’s the truth: The only validation you need is the approval that comes from within.
Looking for self-worth outside yourself is a never-ending quest that leads to permanent frustration.
So right now, this very minute, give yourself permission to be an artist.
Look in the mirror, smile, and say, “I am an artist. I am worthy!”
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