Two things define you as a real artist: a. Hardship, and b. Rejection.
Turning Art expression into a professional biz, isn’t an easy ride. You got to learn a lot about yourself, your fears, your delusions, failures, successes. You need to shape your mindset to achieve something. Being good isn’t being ambitious at the end of the day, and sometime you have to let the stream flow before the next ship comes along and take you on board. The secret is to know when it’s time to take actions, and when it’s time to sit back and think.
But, even when the next ship arrives and you feel more than ready to go far with it, your ticket isn’t enough to get on board. You need more. Damn, I wish one look in the eyes sometime is more than enough to leave an impression of honesty. No matter how good your intentions are, you will always meet the driver of that boat having a bad day and give you attitude.
That’s when the secret option pops out.
c. Motivation. Keep carrying producing work, not only helps you to become an expert, but it also ease the pain of making it to the end without the need of giving up.