I stumbled upon these words that struck me as genuine and fresh, part confession, part prayer, even though they may not be introduced with 'Dear God'. I rarely hear anyone speak in these terms anymore. It resonated with me because of its courage, humility, self-awareness and determination. It was spoken by an artist but I feel like it could have been spoken by any of us, regardless of the label we attach to ourselves and others.
I have lots of habits that are self-defeating.
I’m my own worst critic, a people pleaser.
I compare my work to others and get discouraged.
I’m a perfectionist with a bit of OCD thrown in.
I’m pretty much always afraid to step out and try new things that are outside my abilities...
I really want to loosen up and give things a try and know that others fail too.
I get really caught up in staying with what I know to the point of shutting down on occasion.
Fear of failure is so ingrained, and I need to move beyond that to become a better artist.
I want to be brave.