When you meet other artists and creatives, if you catch yourself comparing yourself to them and analyzing whether you are “better than them,” or whether they are “better than you,” then stop it! This will only either feed your pride or it will make you feel worthless. Reject comparing yourself to them.
Every creative is at a different point in the journey of developing their craft. When you meet someone further along the path than you are, be inspired. Let that inspiration motivate you forward. You can learn from them and you will be better for it. But the spirit of comparison will rob you of that blessing. It will stop you in your tracks and stunt your growth. It will make you feel horrible, anxious, and worried.
On the flip side of the issue, when you meet a creative who is not as far along the path as you, remember where you used to be. Don’t let it give you a big head. Instead, encourage them. Offer to them the knowledge, wisdom, and keys that helped you get to where you are. As you generously and compassionately give like this, you will receive a blessing.
It is about “sowing and reaping.” As you sow into other artists, or writers, or musicians who are not as far along as you, you will release a momentum into the spiritual realm that will bring to you the blessing of help from those who are further along the journey than you are. It will also open up doors for you to opportunities which you wouldn’t have received any other way.
This lifestyle of generosity will create a future of abundance for you in numerous aspects and dimensions. Your choice to be generous like this will result in others being generous with you. But likewise, your choice to compare yourself to others and to be guarded and stingy with your knowledge will result in others being guarded and stingy with you. So reject the spirit of comparison and choose a bright future for yourself. It will bless you and it will bless others.
For a creative future!