Any true creative which you admire had a struggle to get to where they are. Pick your favorite singer, or artist, director, or film maker. They all have a story of challenge and risk, of having to fight through insurmountable odds, of not knowing how to pay the bills, of people telling them they’ll never make it, etc, etc.
If your path is not easy, you are not alone. Be strong and courageous. Hang in there. Keep pressing forward. The fight, the difficulty, the trouble will be worth it.
What’s your struggle? What has been your journey to chase your dreams, develop your craft, and find the purpose that you were made for?
“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” – Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
PS – I read this book and loved it. I found it insightful and encouraging for my own artistic journey. I highly recommend it to any of you who wants to achieve anything significant with your art or craft.