If you think you can, you’re right. And if you think you can’t, well you know.
I mention this at Artists Who THRIVE because of my experience coaching and consulting with a range of artists from across the globe. With this experience I have noticed certain patterns and characteristics and confirmed one universal truth. And that is, “as you think, so shall you become.”
There are many elements to an artist’s success: clear goals, a plan, talent, and a unique value proposition that serves a targeted market. But before all these elements, it’s an artist’s attitude that fuels their success and happiness.
Those artists who “think they can” struggle less and they become more successful more quickly.
So if your attitude is not so great what do you do? My suggestion is clean your mind, daily. Like you brush your teeth.
As a matter of fact, if it’s hard to think of fitting one more thing into your day, do this while you’re brushing your teeth. Because just like it’s important to clean your teeth everyday, hopefully at least twice a day, cleaning your mind is equally if not more important.
Take a moment each day, like when you are brushing your pearly whites think:
1. three things that you forgive yourself or someone else for
2. three things that you are grateful for
3. and three things that you desire and see them as yours now
Now if you’re cynical about this, then know that I’m not trying to convert you. I’m just sharing a meditation that has helped me maintain a positive attitude. And what a better way start the morning or end each day?