Not a Straight Line
Here’s a little secret you may not know about. In the mind, steps don’t always have to be linear. Although we use steps to symbolize the ones you take, they don’t actually have to be in a straight line.
You do though need to take those steps to a new consciousness. At every stage of your artist steps you should be refreshing and redefining what your belief system is. In other words you need to keep growing or you won’t make it to the next step.
The way to do this is to have an open mind and know that you don’t know everything but still keep the confidence to believe in yourself. If you do not believe in yourself then you have a problem. Don’t let yourself trip and fall down the stairs.