Real Artists Are Scared to Death

Posted by on April 11, 2011


If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.

This quote is from a book called The War of Art by Steven Pressfield that my buddy Joel tells me I have to read. It also comes recommended by Mandy with “Love. That. Book.“.

I’m always encouraged when people tell me it’s ok the be scared to death. I’m not sure I ever walk into a shoot thinking “yeah, I got this.” It takes a bit of the weight off my shoulders.

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One Response to Real Artists Are Scared to Death

  1. Cyle Augusta at Hope Farm Housewife

    I have been thinking about this since I saw it posted last night. I am composing a blog at the moment and I think Im gonna reference this.. I just got caught up on your blogs, lots of good posts! Especially the one about Caring for her heart!

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