Thursday, January 6, 2011

Facing Fear

I was just reading my new e-book, “The Whole Shabang” by Kelly Rae Roberts, in it she talks about facing your fear.  It really stuck a cord for me.  My biggest fear is not being “good enough”.  It is also my biggest excuse for not following my creative path....not listening to those ‘whispers of my heart’.  I would convince myself that I was simply not good enough to pursue an art career.  After all, on any given day, I could go to the internet and find at least 10 artist who were better....better artist, better at marketing, better at blogging....the list went on and on. Than one day not so long ago.....I simply said, “So What” and maybe, just maybe they are not actually any better....just different.  “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”...what appeals to one may not appeal to the other.  If I don’t try, if I don’t put myself out there.....then how will I ever know if I’m good enough? I made the decision that I had to stop worrying about being “good enough” and just paint.  Just pick up that brush and paint.....paint.....paint....paint.  Amazingly enough...it seems the more I paint.....the better Artist I become....duh!  So it follows, the more I blog, the more I market, the more I ........you get the idea.  I’m growing as an Artist, as a person.....I’m experimenting, learning, and reaching out to others.  I found this quote a long time ago, but never really took it to heart.  But now....it has new meaning and I have it posted where I can see it everyday.....it simply states.....

“There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.”

~~ Anonymous

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh, you're good Goode don't worry! Take on the world! I should have bought the Whole Shabang yesterday when it was on sale! I will be kicking myself for that! Happy New Year!

Debbie Goode said...

Thanks Cynthia, appreciate your compliment. Yes, I missed out on the last sale price so when this came up I jumped on it!! Glad I did....lots of great info