We have the opportunity many times a day, everyday, to be the one who listens to others, curious rather than certain.
– Margaret J. Wheatley
Creativity and humility are inextricably linked.
To curse ourselves for our failures and weaknesses is to sabotage to our own artistic growth, our inspiration, our careers, our performance in art school and our very passion for art.
Our failures and weaknesses become invitations to true creativity when we consider them as open doors through which other people can enter our lives to help, to teach and to challenge.
Artists are often sensitive and take hard truths even harder than normal people but a hard truth is still a truth.
If the voices of the past and to the voices in your life come from people who have earned your trust and truly want the best for you, then listen and receive.
And remember that if you’ve previously shut them out, you may have to invite them to speak again.
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