You Talkin' To Me?

Yes you. Does Your Art Have a Big But? I'm not pointing any fingers you understand. I'm just asking.

The word but is such a small word that causes such big problems, and it is dangerous to the health and joy of your creativity. Here are a few examples:

But I'm too old to start now.
But I'm not creative enough.
But I'm too busy.
But I didn't go to art school or had a show, so I'm not really an artist.
But I haven't been published, so I'm not really a writer.
But I can't do that kind of art, someone is already doing it.
But I have no imagination.
But there's too much competition.
But I'm not smart enough.
But it's too late.
But it's too hard.

I have just recently read a quote, "If you really want something, you'll find a way and if you really don't, you'll find an excuse." Ouch.

But you don't understand. Yes, I do.

Big Buts come from your internal critic. (I am trying so hard not to call it ButtHead.) Most of what it spews is trash talking lies. It wants to control us and keep us along a straight and narrow path created by programming from the past. If you don't know or notice that this is garbage, you will react and respond to the "buts" as if they are real.

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