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should i stop following my dream?

posted by 💡1 Distinctly Wooden Quelea on 05 July, 2019

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i think i should stop trying to follow a hopeless dream such as pursuing arts. there are a lot more talented artists out there anyways but why is it that i keep going back to it no matter how hard i try to just give it up. its hopeless no one would even care if i gave up on it i think no one would even notice i left arts. im happy because of doing art but im also feeling empty and insecure at the same time. i dont think i should pursue this. its just not cut out for me for all the time i spent trying to improve it just doesnt help. it stays the same. i worked so hard yet i still cant improve and i dont think i can ever surpass the ones that have 'talent' i know its not talent but its hardwork but i dont think i can be as hardworking as them. i want to try harder i dont want to give up but its just not right. im not happy anymore doing arts..... it feels just like a burden to me now but i dont ever want it to be like that. im... just going to give up its pointless following my so called dream




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Anonymous ● 05 July, 2019 ⚓︎


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it's great you're being insightful about this. art is an incredible risk career choice and you know that. this comes down to personal evaluation. do you think if you kept working at in, day in day out, that you will succeed? if so then fine, never give up otherwise it is totally possible to pick another more stable interest and keep art as a hobby. you could even compromise and mix a stable job and art to find a joint career path. enjoy painting or sketching or animating? graphic design. something like that

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Anonymous ● 05 July, 2019 ⚓︎


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you will always have room to improve. always. yes, raw talent does exist but it only becomes useful when practiced. if you want to get really really good at this thing you absolutely can. just stick with it and do it every day stop comparing yourself to people with "talent" because those people are only showing off their successes. it took a lot of failure and frustration to get where they are. channel your insecurity into getting even better at your craft. you can do it, i believe in you

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💡2 Fanciful Solid Crane ● 14 July, 2019 ⚓︎


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i also have a dream that might be hard to fulfill but then i close my eyes and imagine that it’s happened and it i feel motivated fulfill it. i hope really you follow your dream (:

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Anonymous ● 18 July, 2019 ⚓︎


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try to remember why you did it in first place. what about it made it fun? what about it brought you joy? educate yourself. there are so many resources on the internet to improve yourself as an artist. not only in terms of skills and talent, but also mind set. its as simple as going to youtube and searching "how to __" , "how to overcome __" , "tips for ___". not enough? try something more professional like skillshare or masterclass. books are ridiculously helpful too. look for some recommendations on reddit. matter of fact, look for creative subreddits and talk to people like yourself. theres a million artists out there man. compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone is today. we are all different people. set goals for yourself. work towards them. are the goals too big for you? make them smaller. still too big? make them even smaller. there is no shame. we all start from somewhere. even if your goal for the day is to just draw 3 lines. start there. then next week, make it 10. then after that, make it a hand. and so forth. set goals that you actually can do and want to achieve. we all started somewhere small.

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Anonymous ● 18 July, 2019 ⚓︎


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if this is what you truly love dont give up on it you have to try even harder when you feel the worst