Wisdom for Artists – Inexperience vs Inability

Don't confuse your inexperience with a lack of ability.

Far too often do I witness individuals, which includes myself, begin working on some sort of project, using some sort of medium or technique they have never worked with before, and they give up before they ever really begin. Why do this to yourself? Very few people are actually good at something when they first start out. When you place unrealistic standards on yourself right out of the gate, you can confuse your lack of experience with an inability to do what you were expecting of yourself. This is a dream-killer. Don't let this happen to you. Be patient. Be persistent. And push yourself.