Signs of adversity and giving up

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It’s easier to give up making art if you feel the results aren’t ‘good enough.’ It’s harder to continue to practice, especially if progress feels too slow. But doing doing the harder thing causes it to become easier over time. That’s if you allow yourself time to practice so your creativity muscle can strengthen.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in Flow says “When people start believing that progress is inevitable and life easy, they may quickly lose courage and determination in the face of the first signs of adversity.”

At the first sign of things being hard, don’t sabotage your creativity by stopping. It’s okay that it’s hard so accept it’s going to be hard and make your art anyway. Time and practice is the antidote.