As an artist, it is common to experience some negative self-judgement and lack of confidence. This can be most irritating when one is hungry to make art. Today, I came across a mantra that couldn’t have come at a better time:
There are no limitations to my creativity, only opportunities to expand it.
This resonated inside of me quite a bit, as I have been desiring to create art, but feel shut down for a lack of creative confidence. I am often plagued by thoughts such as, “Has this already been done?” “Where will I begin?” “There’s no way I can create something like that!” However, you have already lost if you refuse to start. Even creating a self-described failure is better than creating nothing at all.
I chose to meditate on this mantra today to remind myself of the infinite nature of creativity. Hopefully it can help you too if you are feeling a little stuck.