5 Struggles You Must Overcome if You Want to Be an Artist

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1. You have to find a way to pay your bills

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2. You’ll never have enough time in the day

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3. You have to master your craft and find your style

This may surprise you, but artists don’t just plop out of the womb with magical art abilities.

4. You will have impostor syndrome

The biggest malignant lump of struggles you’ll deal with as an artist will come from your own brain. You will be your own worst enemy.

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5. You will wish for an audience and then loathe it

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So as it turns out there’s nothing special about you even if you do become an artist. There’s nothing special about anyone really. You can choose to let that sobering fact depress you or you can arm yourself with the knowledge you need to succeed. Yes, you too can be like Biff Tannen when he gets the sports almanac in Back to the Future (Part II). This is your chance.

  • You’ll never have enough time in the day
  • You have to master your craft and find your style
  • You will have impostor syndrome
  • You will wish for an audience and then loathe it

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