Hey, me again!
I did a poll on 'What stops you from practicing what you're no good at' and here are two sad graphs of what was commented away:According to Word 'demotivation' is not a word but its so used? or at least in spanish...
Edit: Yup LOL its unmotivated
And a summarized one...
It saddens me to see that most of the causes are under our control and not outside circumstances. No doubt, there are some that are very hard to manage, like a full-time, kids, an injury or dear ones whose health need special attention. I understand.
Alas, our attitude toward instant gratification and whatever everyone thinks about our craft isn't worth our misery. I'm talking about the negative approach of why we stop practicing what we're so interested in and, often times, makes us feel whole and happy.
I did that poll on a wimp. I was plain curious, posted the questions and you guys commented away, so my graph is truly ambiguous. All comments written differently, yet identically distressful. So I feel the need to say something.
You have nothing to be afraid of. You may not get it right the first 50 times, but little by little, you'll get it. It may take years, but you must persist.
Practice is puzzling. It's ok to feel lost. You're not suppose to know how do it, that's why you're practicing in the first place.
Each of your feats in your craft is a gift you make for yourself (even when you make something for someone, you satisfy yourself). What other thinks/say about it will not diminish it's value.
Give yourself chances to make mistakes. Celebrate your little wins.
You're not supposed to show every single thing you do to anyone. Again, it's for you. Please don't make other's opinions on your craft your motivation.
Give it a go, be aware of what you're trying to do. Study your attempt, acknowledge what you did wrong and what you did well. Get feedback. Try again, focus on correcting what you did wrong last time.I myself got into a new hobby recently and I'm addicted. I am, without doubt, a total noob and suck so, so bad at it. I was frustrated with little things I didn't understand but kept persisting, looking how-to's, finding my own way around it and maaaaaan you need gallons of patience. I've gotten better, but it's been difficult every step of the way. You don't realize you're getting better at it until you count all your mistakes and put them aside your corrections. Stress included, the challenge of learning/practicing something you're bad at can be fun. Just so you know.
That is all for now, I will touch other topics such as lack of time or interest another day (laziness can't be helped XD), if I take the time to write it down here