Thursday, April 12, 2012
Keep The Faith
Being an artist/musician makes us a walking, talking contradiction. We are in a business that requires us to be thick skinned, resilient and strong while at the core we are sensitive and venerable. It's these contradictions that follow us through our lives and careers. Success is based largely on how we learn to deal with this duality. We are constantly bombarded with people's opinions of who we are and what we do. Even those closest to us don't always get it, but I say keep the faith. We are the living embodiment of Faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Most people choose a career because of money but we chose music because it's our passion. Now don't get me wrong, we too need and want to make money but it requires a lot of Faith and continued support to do so because creativity is intangible. We move forward day to day with the faith that we will have the success we want with our art. The problem most of us have is that we loose faith without even realizing it. We make choices and decisions that adversely effect our lives and careers. These choices are often made due to a lack of faith. We will choose a certain relationship based on what we think we need at that moment knowing that the person only cares about you making X amount of dollars and cares nothing about your art. They only see it as some whim or unattainable dream. By continually allowing these kind of people into your life, you weaken your faith and slowly kill your goals. We must continue to believe in ourselves and our art no matter what ANYONE says. Yes we have to sacrifice but don't let people talk you out of your dream. We have to learn to be private with our thoughts and desires. Be more about action than conversation. No one can talk you out of something if you don't talk about it, just do it. As artists we are in a very special club, yes special. Most people don't understand what makes us tick and we need not spend any time trying to show them. Just know that we are a special breed and the world is better off with us in it so let's not forsake our craft. Let's keep the faith and make better choices as we move towards our success. Enjoy the journey.
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