Define Success for You

Is success showing your art in a high-end gallery?  Or are commissions your thing?  Do you want name recognition?  Or do you want a profit?  If your goal is to be in high-end galleries but never sell a painting, will you be happy?  

Believe it or not you could be the next great artist but never make a dime.  Just ask Vincent Van Gogh.  On the other hand, you could make a small fortune through print and online sales and writing blogs.  

At the end of the day, you must define what success is to you or you will never be happy.  You will always be chasing that which you can’t define.  So, decide what success is to you.  There is no right or wrong.  It’s your life.  It’s your choice.  It’s important.  It’s important for your happiness and for the next step.  

However, there is a trick to it.  You must take into consideration the blog, “Know What You Do Well…”  If you’re not Michelangelo, then there’s no sense in trying to achieve his success.  I’m not saying you won’t achieve success equal to his but it will be in a different category.  Apples to oranges.