Topic 4 Tips to better know yourself

  • Determine your values and your moral code
  • Discover your own unique personality.
  • Decide what you want your future to be like. Focus on your own interests and what you enjoy doing.
  • Discover your strengths and weaknesses.

Where do you want to be 5, 10 or even 20 years from now?

What accomplishments do you hope to achieve?

When you know what you want out of life it will help you achieve your goals faster and easier.

Ways to build and increase our self-confidence as artists

  • Embrace “Failure”

Every experience should be viewed as a learning experience, no matter the outcome. This includes the experiences that we deem as “failures”. We grow artistically through every experience. We must learn what doesn’t work before we can apply what we know will work. So, each time we “fail”, we grow.

  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

While it’s perfectly acceptable to be influenced by other artists, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that you are not them. If you start to compare yourself to others, you quickly forfeit your unique artistic identity. As individuals we should embrace our differences. As artists, we should do the same.

  • Overcome the Impostor Syndrome

Quite a few artists are going through imposter syndrome. They have difficulty marketing and selling their artwork and feel inadequate. I suggest artists recognize that no one knows their artwork as well as they do. Artists often forget that. Give yourself permission to be the expert. No one knows your artwork better than you do.