Substitute "artists" by "businessmen"... Does it still makes sense?

We artists are experiencing tough times lately, and it is often not easy, especially for sensitive guys like we are, to overcome some difficulties and feel inspired and motivated to move on. When I came across this little gem, written by actor David Ackert, it deeply resonated with me and I thought it would be a positive atitude on my part to share it with you.
Meanwhile, after you finish reading the text, I’d like to ask you to do a simple exercise: substitute the word “artists” by “businessmen” and ask yourself if it still makes sense.
I hope this reading will help you to keep motivated and inspired, just like it did to me. Thanks for your time! :slight_smile:

“Artists are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again.
Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream.
With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Artists are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were close to magic, God, and perfection. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”
~David Ackert


Thx for sharing this!:sparkles:
I produced the last 3 years and over 200 tracks got contracted. And Iam confronted by comments like: I see only at the Computer doing nothing. etc etc .
The own Censor can be strong already but to buffet against all other peoples projections of expectations on your self to fit in … Authorities trying to rush the process of getting you on a real job. I cant plan a Friday 12 am for exsample for worring because the letters are coming random beetween monday to saturday to me!