This process of a little each day has helped in slowly changing my mindset. This morning while listening to the Accidental Creative podcast I was reminded of this chart by Lisa Congdon. It's from her new book Art Inc. and it also appeared on brainpickings here.
We've all had fixed (or starving artist) mindsets at times so I like that she gives suggestions on how to change that.
"First, pay attention to the negative messages you tell yourself about what is possible and write them down. Next, shift the messages by changing pessimistic statements to more positive ones. Surround yourself with people, including other artists, who support your aspirations and dreams. Supportive friends, family, and mentors can serve as inspiration for what it is possible. Last, work to find your voice as an artist. Finding your voice will help you build confidence that will carry you through the times of doubt. Understanding and appreciating your own unique perspective as an artist will contribute enormously to your motivation, work ethic, and sense of potential." -Lisa Congdon, Art Inc.
The Art Inc. book is one that I know I'll keep at my desk for reference for a long while.