That is exactly the reason why we should be worried about the lack of imbalance that is ruling our entire lives. It is not only the mindsets of people all around us, it is all of the subliminal little actions and commercials and advertisements that just lead us to believe that we are not good enough to reach the peak of our love life and professional life. It is about us selecting what to believe. See, it does not really matter what lengths you will go to in order to be accepted professionally if your work shows imbalance. If you are more focused on the opinions of the people surrounding you than you are doing what you need to do with your life and your art right now, maybe you should reconsider your situation in life, your placement, and where you are anchored in the world at this moment. Why again are the opinions of people more important than yours?
Waiting around, or worse, chasing around for opinions and validation is one of the most downgrading actions you can ever undertake towards yourself. A mix of unsolicited opinions or solicited criticism will make you lose track, and often, you will not know where to go from there. Overestimating yourself is also a real imbalance that will hinder you from carrying on out with projects that may be dear to you. Neither arrogance nor insecurity will get you anywhere. A healthy balance will. Take the time to know where you’re at during the day and most generally in life, and listen to yourself. Listen to your body, and to that little voice that we try to shut up. It is actually there to save us from our darkest moments. Ask yourself regularly if your goal is still the same when you undertake big projects that might make you lose focus from your true goals. If your goals and your actions are not aligned, this imbalance will cause unhappiness, and eat at you crumb by crumb. Honesty towards yourself will also be the best policy, and you can most certainly change your goals, but you cannot lose yourself. Unless you go through a very major shift in your life, it is widely accepted to go through several roads and means to ensure your success. The goal should remain the same at all costs, which means that for your success and ultimate happiness, you have carefully crafted a life pattern that drags you upward and helps you expand into the lovely creature you are. That’s the key, keep the goal, and find different ways to score. When i am writing about this “ultimate goal”, in the end, we all have quite the same. Not only surviving but existing in a pleasant way. It has nothing to do with money or relationships. It has to do with your own integrity, and with the lengths you would go to please your ego - relying only on yourself.
The reality of the action in life is that needs to be done. Yet when we stand in front of the canvas that is life, so many people stop and stare at the blank of their creativity, and at the space that they cannot feel anymore, since they are paralyzed by anxiety. They keep forgetting one very important question, if not the most important: what am i here to create today?
The lack of balance is very much an illness of our era. I dare you to go in nature and find one animal or plant or stone or fish that does not know how to properly care for their own needs without any risk of excess as humans do. When life happens and starts shooting its shots - or rather, throwing pretty acid lemons in our face, if you don’t have your sense of balance figured out, the rough patch becomes rougher. Start by taking control of every small thing that you can possibly control. That starts with the amount of sleep you allow yourself every night, the quantity of pure water that slips through your veins, and the wholesomeness of the nutrients that you pile up inside your body. The little details are what make it all up, and an entire human being’s life will showcase at the end if the path taken was successful or not.