Imaginary Dragons

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Every artist struggles with an imaginary dragon.

The imaginary dragon is self doubt.

"I'm not sure if I'm good enough."

"I don't think I can make it."

"Why would anyone care about what I have to say?"

"I'm not sure if I deserve success."

These are all very natural feelings, feelings that you can use to your own advantage.

Use feelings of self-doubt to fuel you to improve, to get better.

When you wonder if you're good enough, instead of letting that doubt sit heavily upon your shoulders, let it propel you to act.

When you wonder if you have what it takes, pick up your guitar, your journal and your pen and get to work.

It's only through the work that you will become "good enough."

No one is born "good enough." You become "good enough" through consistent hard work and if you keep going, you become great.

Greatness isn't a destination, it's a state of mind, a journey, a path.

The question you should be asking yourself isn't: "Am I good enough?"

The question you should be asking yourself is: "Am I getting better each and every day and consistently doing the right actions that will move me toward my dreams?"

That's the only question that matters.

The process of artist empowerment is a process of becoming.

Know this: there's no one out there like you and there will never be.

The dragon isn't real.

When you own your journey and you own your path, no one can take that away from you, not even the imaginary dragon lurking inside you.