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This tip is about you, people around you and positivity.
Paper Walls: Removing the Barriers Between You and Making Great Comics
This is the final and best tip I can make for getting serious about your creative work, but also the most difficult. We all have bad habits, situations and relationships that interfere with our ability to do our best work and focus on creating our comics. Maybe you are a heavy smoker or you are in an unstable relationship that causes you a lot of emotional distress and makes it hard to focus. Try to make a choice. If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. You’re worth it and you deserve success, so you need to make sure that the rest of the world knows that as well. Sometimes it’s painful, but if you make a positive change to improve your life, you will always find yourself in a better place once the wounds have healed. If you’re in an abusive relationship, I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t say to do what you can to get out. Obviously it’s not easy, but it is worth it. Do you have a friend or partner that is less than supportive of your work and ideas? Someone who’s negative and constantly telling you that you can’t achieve your dreams? Realize that this has nothing to do with you. This person has given up on their own dreams and subconsciously hates the idea that maybe they gave up too easily and if you achieve your dreams, they will realize what they’ve lost. It’s all about them feeling better about themselves for five minutes by pushing you down or belittling you. Nobody needs people like that in their life. Remove yourself from the situation and the negative people as quickly as possible. It doesn’t have to be a confrontation; one can simply and quietly choose not to spend one’s time with those people anymore. Surround yourself with people who love and support you and return that positivity, love and support.