So I came across this video thanks to Alex Ikonn via his YouTube channel and it really resonated with me so I thought I’d share it here. It talks about ‘The Gap’ which is the space between where you are right now and where you want to be.
I suspect everyone experiences this gap at some point in their lives but I expect that artists are more plagued with this than anyone else because they just don’t work with their brains or their hands but also with their hearts. As an artist you might be a writer, or a painter, or a singer, and for most artists you have this idea of what you want to create or contribute to your world. But most times what you produce ends up being worse than what you imagined in your head.
THIS IS NORMAL
AND UNFORTUNATELY IT IS ALSO THE POINT AT WHICH MOST PEOPLE QUIT
You have to be able and willing to move past this point, and it might take years of practice, and of not being good enough, but your persistence is the only thing that will get you past this. Without making this post too long, here’s the video for you to watch and I hope that it encourages someone out there who really needs it.