Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?.

This is a really insightful article into a mistake we are all prone to making.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  If you think you can’t make it as an artist, or that nobody makes any money as an artist, or that you can’t support a family as an artist, those are just your thoughts.  Why do you need to believe your thoughts?  People pre-catastrophise all the time.

If you act like you can make it, then maybe you really can.  If you act like you can’t, you are very unlikely to make it.  It’s up to you.

(Thanks again to Gary Bolyer for his wisdom).

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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2 Responses to Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

  1. Touch2Touch says:

    This was a really valuable post for me. Thanks so much for channeling Mark Twain via Gary Bolyer via you to share some important truths.
    Yes, thoughts are just thoughts!
    But don’t they feel like they are solid reality? They do to me! I can’t hear this counter wisdom enough!

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