Today’s quote:

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, so we should schedule appointments into our diaries to commit more to our art, but we shouldn’t have a plan?!

Truth be told: One hasn’t anything to do with the other. You should commit yourself to your art, and you should commit yourself to the next step on your journey. Should you have a life-plan laid out however?

You cannot plan life.

It is a feeble attempt to calm our minds, to tell ourselves that we somehow have control over what is happening. In reality, there is only so much we can control – mostly our attitude.

You don’t even know if you will still be alive tomorrow, so why do think, as an example, it is more important to stick with a job you hate for “financial security”? This is not judgemental, it is a simple question to check what really matters to you, and why.

Maybe think about your core values, and then really ask yourself if they are compatible with being an artist.

© Petra Raspel 2013

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About Petra Raspel Borzynski

Petra Borzynski is a voice coach and therapist with special expertise in helping (performing) artists and creatives to overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks to perform better and without fear. She has helped hundreds of people to prepare for or sustain a singing career, find personal fulfilment through music and overcome limiting beliefs & performance anxiety. Her articles on singing, creativity and performance psychology have been featured in several publications.
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