‘Am I good enough?’
Maybe I’m not good enough.’
‘Maybe I should not pursue this at all. There are people out there who are way better than I am.’
In life, we often find our self in situations when we question our ability. It happens way more to people who consider themself an artist.
While it is easy to bow out and not pursue something that you’re involved in, it is seldom the best choice one can make.
Before making a decision to quit anything that you’re currently pursuing ask yourself,
What kept me involved with this activity/art for such a long time?
Does my growth in this field matter to me?
If you hear a voice staying ,
Yes! My growth in this field matters to me,
How is the decision to quit going to take me any closer to the growth that matters to me so much?
As humans, we are prone to make irrational and impulsive decisions.
But when you question your own ability at an art form, and you are close to quitting, thinking there are people way better than you out there and you must not continue,
What led you so far into it?
Does your growth matter to you?
Does quitting make you any better?
Once you can answer these questions with conviction, making a decision becomes much easier.
Most likely you will continue with the art form and work hard at it.
You are not the only one who loses faith in himself from time to time. Even the best of us fall for this trap.
The ones who march on despite this, are the ones who get better.
Don’t quit yet.
Comparison never fosters art.
I’m reminded of a story about a father and son looking at two mango saplings in their garden.
The son asks,
‘Which one of the two will bear more fruit Daddy?’
The father smiles and answers,
‘It is too early to tell son,
Let me just say,
they’re both growing !’
We’re all growing, at our own pace. And we shall all bear fruit in our own reality , in our own capacity.
No tree ever curtails its own creative expression. Why should you?
For your life is,
a masterpiece in progress…