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You Inspire Others by Your Art

Steve Pressfield  in The War of Art said it best “The best and only thing that one artist can do for another is to serve as an example and an inspiration.” No truer words have been said and yet many don’t even know they do it. We spend hours laboring to master our craft. To fine tune it so it will be perfect. Then we release it into the wild for public view and it lands like a wet sock. All our work we feel was for nothing. Stay true to yourself. Those words you write. The lines you draw. Whatever your craft, your art may be. Others notice. They are watching you and you inspire them. Sure you may not get the accolades and comments or traffic you were hoping for. The key is you did not let fear stop you, you punched it in the face, you created art. We live our lives hoping to make a big splash, yet we sometimes miss the ripple. The waves we create by our actions makes all the difference in others. Many people are ready to quit, throw in the towel. A kind word, a shared struggle, an example of sticking it out, that is all they need to hold on. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ JQA Click To Tweet So as you labor late at night or early in the morning honing your art while others sleep. The hours may be long, […]