"Fake it 'til you make it."
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about that saying. I never really cared for it before. I'm not into being fake. But the other day, I saw this TED video of Amy Cuddy and learned its original meaning. It "...means to imitate confidence so that as the confidence produces success, it will generate real confidence." It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I think most of us have to do that with our art. Put it out there; pretend that you are confident about it. Don't apologize for it. It is what it is. Keep putting it out there. Keep pretending. Your work will get better and you will gain confidence. It will take time. So fake it 'til you make it. [I know I am.]