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Being an artist is like…

Is it good enough? What will the audience think? What will our closest friends think of what we made with our bare hands?

As an artist, fear and doubt pervade our craft. But it’s also what guides it. If we’re afraid to publish our work, that most likely means we should do it anyway.

‘This may not work’

A clap, likes, a positive comment – reassurance is not the end-goal. In fact, what should drive the artist is the fact that what they ship may not work. Uncertainty nonetheless is what drives the artist, as pursuing the edge permits them to see what they can get away with.

“Dance with the fear. Use fear as a compass to push you toward bringing your best creative work to life.”

Seth Godin

Comic by Castor Comics 

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.