Sometimes it's important to take a step back and change your point of view a bit. When someone offers an opposing idea, are you quick to dismiss them? Because they may be on to something...
I'm posting an upside-down lion to represent the constant battle I have mentally over my will to be an illustrator. The world is saturated with talented artists - am I good enough? What can I do that sets me apart? What can I offer the world that others won't or can't?
I've known since I was 4 that my career would revolve around the arts, yet I still have these doubts and debates in my head. Should I go back to school? Should I switch fields? The answer is always, "No." Why? Because I'm not nearly as passionate about anything else - and that is how I will bring value to society.
I hope that you won't measure your success based on how many rejections you receive, how much money you earn, or what title you hold within a company. Success is, however, you define it, but to me? Success is the relentless effort to try. To keep learning, practicing, and improving. The number of times you fall and get back up, stronger than before. You can do it if you believe you can do it.
Let's overcome negative thinking together!