Be a Failed Artist

Author Patti Digh is one of the first people I think about when it comes to creativity. This is from her book What I Wish for You “Chapter 4, let go of certainty–be unsure.”

Being unsure sounds completely bonkers. But if you read what Jeremy Reynolds says about being a failed artist. He says, “I loved it so much I was scared to death to even try to be it. So I gave it up. Never gave myself a chance to fail at it.”

He says let yourself be what you are instead of trying to be something.  Over the years, he says, “But I find a lot of ways to be a kind of, almost visible, incognito artist impersonating something else.”

Think about those words. You will be who you are, no matter who you try to be. That kinda encourages me. I hope you are too.

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About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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