At the end of the day, a lot of this creative life comes down to determination. There are lots of talented people out there, some of them much better than you and me. We just have to deal with that. Comparison to them will likely frustrate you and make you want to quit, this is the exact opposite of what we should be doing. Instead, admire them, let them inspire you or ignore them, but keep doing what you do, with determination.

Look, only one person will ever be the best in the world at any one time and it’s not likely to be you, especially in something as subjective as the arts. There is however one thing at which you are automatically the best in the world, because you’re the only one in the world. Simply stated that is being you. The best thing you can be is the best you you can be. So find your path, your dream, your goal and work hard at it. Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. They can’t be you. Instead apply all your best drive and despite toward learning and growing and improving. Be determined to improve every day, put aside the distractions and share your best work and your best self with the world. You won’t please everyone, but that’s not your goal. Your goal is to find the ones who love what you do and please them and of course all this is superseded by pleasing your Creator.

Be determined to give your best and be your best.

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