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Embracing the Power of Small Wins: A Reminder for Artists


How can celebrating small wins benefit my artistic journey?

We're all familiar with the feeling of accomplishment that comes from landing a major art show, making a sale, or receiving a coveted award. These are the moments that we eagerly share with the world, and rightfully so. They're the milestones that stand as a testament to our dedication and talent. But in our pursuit of these big wins, let's not overlook the quiet yet mighty force of small victories.

The Ripple Effect of Progress

Think about it – those little triumphs, the ones that might seem like mere blips on the radar, actually carry substantial weight. It's like saving up small change; before you know it, you've accumulated something substantial. Unlike those occasional big wins that make grand entrances, these small victories occur regularly, quietly building momentum beneath the surface.

The Danger of Neglecting the Small

It's tempting to dismiss these small successes in favor of holding out for the larger triumphs. After all, they might not generate the same level of applause or recognition. But here's the catch: by only celebrating the big moments, we're missing out on a crucial aspect of our artistic journey. These small wins provide us with a consistent source of motivation and progress that keeps us moving forward.

Shining a Spotlight on Your Wins

Let's take a moment to reflect: What's your small win this week? Did you put the finishing touches on a painting that's been challenging you? Did you submit your artwork to a local exhibition, embracing vulnerability like a pro? Maybe you dedicated time to decluttering your creative space or shared a piece of your work on social media. These seemingly minor achievements are worth celebrating.

Acknowledging Your Progress

In fact, I encourage you to take a moment today to acknowledge and celebrate your small victory. Share it with a fellow artist, a friend, or even just jot it down in your journal. By giving these small wins the recognition they deserve, you're acknowledging your progress and fostering a positive cycle of accomplishment.

Building Blocks of Success

It's essential to remember that these small wins are the building blocks of something much bigger. They might not create immediate fireworks, but their impact compounds over time. The art world, like any journey, is made up of steps – both big and small. Every step counts, and every small victory contributes to the larger picture of your artistic success.

Embrace Every Step of Your Journey

So, dear artists, let's embrace the power of the small wins. Let's celebrate each brushstroke, each idea shared, and every moment of progress, no matter how seemingly insignificant. These are the steps that lead us to the bigger moments, the ones we'll proudly display on our artistic timeline.

Thanks for reading,

Sergio Gomez, MFA
Artist | Curator | Author | Art Biz Coach 

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