What Scares Artists Most

And how to move past it and shine

Audacity pushes fear aside.
Audacity pushes fear aside.
Photo by Ryan Tauss on Unsplash

The one thing that puts any artist into the spotlight is audacity.

Check the dictionary, and you’ll find the words that define audacity aren’t our reality much of the time.

  1. Bold or insolent heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence, propriety, or convention.
  2. An act or instance of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness: warned the students that any audacities committed during the graduation ceremony would be punished.

Fearlessness lives in children, but is driven out by well-meaning parents.

Kids don’t know it’s not polite to say no when Mom asks you to do something.

Audacious lies trap us.

Has anyone told you an audacious lie?

  1. Art is subjective. It’s not for everyone. Stephen King has sold 350 million books in a world of over 7 billion people. That’s 1 in 20 people if every book sold to a different person. It’s actually higher because his fans buy several of his books.
  2. Audacity is more important than talent. You can have all the talent in the world — but if you don’t have confidence, your talent will flourish in hiding. And it might even wither from disuse.

Become More Audacious Today

It’s summertime as I write this. Lately the temperature outside has hit almost 100 degrees.

Jump in. The water’s fine.
Jump in. The water’s fine.
Photo by Drew Dau on Unsplash

Go down the ladder.

Usually there’s a 20 degree difference in the air and water temperature. 80 degree water feels like ice when the sun on your skin is a sizzling 100 degrees.

Jump in.

My son taught me this.

Fear tells you audacious lies.

You don’t jump because you think you’ll die.

Be fearless. Be you.
Be fearless. Be you.
Photo by Amanda Jones on Unsplash

Audacious moves you can make now.

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