Almost everyone on here is an artist in some fashion shape or form. So many of you, in fact all of you are talented and have more skills, knowledge and ability than you may ever realize. But, if you doubt yourself and give up, you will never become who you can truly be.
I want to challenge you not to think like everybody else. Find people you think are successful and do your research. Sometimes the pattern of thinking you have, your philosophy, etc. may have to change. If you want change, you have to change. No one but you can achieve your dreams. Even if you take the same steps to achieve something that someone else have you will have different obstacles, experience and learning curves and in that same aspect you will have slightly different results whether you succeed or fail. The trick is to turn EVERY SITUATION into a learning situation.
Don't let your emotions rule you. Don't let your excuses rule you. You don't have to share everything about yourself with others to achieve things