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THIS ARTIST'S WAY - Part 9




Recovering a Sense of Strength


Rejection, criticism and disappointment can leave us feeling dejected, disillusioned and lost. Julia Cameron, in The Artist’s Way, recommends acknowledging and sharing how you feel because this helps you move on.

But just how do we move beyond criticism and rejection? Well, creativity requires action so rather than dwelling on, Why Me?, ask yourself, What next?

“Trust that still, small voice that says, ‘This might work and I’ll try it.’ ”
       - 
Diane Mariechild

“Surround yourself with people who respect and treat you well.”
       - 
Claudia Black

Most of all, remember that “large changes occur in small increments.”
       - 
Julia Cameron

How do you deal with blows to your self-esteem and self-confidence?

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writerjenn
Mar. 9th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
With melodrama and whining, followed by optimism and hope. Sometimes helped along by hikes and/or chocolate.
angeladegroot
Mar. 31st, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, chocolate's my cure-all too.
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