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May 30, 2011


Think back and I bet you will remember people telling you that you were super talented. The problem is many of us seem to be unable to hear people when they tell us we are great at something. It's part of the insecurity of striving to be "good". At some point, you will feel like you are on the verge of really good, then you can hear and nod when you get a compliment, but you will always remember the hard work you put in to get there, as well as how much work there is yet to do.

You do have an eye for beauty, even if it is in roadkill. That in itself should tell you something.

Listen to interviews with actors...the good ones often are a bit cocky, the great ones worked and worked and couldn't do anything but act, but they still feel lucky to have gotten where they are...sort of like you and your art. They know they are good, but great...nah, that's for other people. It's not false modesty, its that insecurity that keeps driving them to get better. You are still being driven, that's a gift...how sad it would be if you weren't obsessed with creating art, then you wouldn't be you. Now you have to assert your right to do it as opportunities present themselves.
Anyway, that's how I see it.

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