I am going to be a great artist some day !
Primary, secondary school and college go by, you have not won a single prize in any art competitions.
Still think you're gonna be a great artist ?
I think this whole positive thinking idea hinges a lot on the ability to ignore failures. Something i am still trying to master. This "you must go to college, and get all A's to go to university" society of ours, makes it difficult to cope with personal failure, though.
We are not what we do
, we are what we are
. If you are positive about what you are
, it does not matter what you do
A 20 dollar bill is worth twenty dollars no matter what you do with it, it could be used to feed the hungry, it could be used to buy heroin. It can be stamped on, it can be called the most disgusting twenty dollar note in the world.
It's still worth twenty dollars.
True worth is to accept yourself whether you're an artist or not, being a great artist will not make you feel any better if you do not feel value in yourself.
You are worth a lot more than twenty dollars, a human being is priceless.
You are valuable as you are, regardless of what anyone says of you or the mistakes you make. This can take time and a lot of effort to realise and to believe, but having that sense of self-worth is the key to changing everything.
If you have that self-worth, it doesn't matter if you're sweeping the streets or painting the Sistine chapel. You will walk down the street with self-acceptance as a human being.
Work on loving and accepting yourself and the achievements will come easily.