Encouragement vs. Discouragement

A Kevin Smith quote was brought to life by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. It’s a powerful message on being creative and what it takes to succeed. Click through below to the cartoon and then you’ll be ready for my own thoughts on the topic.

Encourage an Artist cartoon

© Gavin Aung Than 2014

Ok, having experienced discouragement a lot when I was a young guy, this is what I learned:

Learn to say “FUCK YOU!” internally or externally to people who discourage you. Walk away from them, no matter how important they may be to you at the moment. Even if you suck now, it is no guarantee you will suck forever. If you keep working at it, you will improve. You will not suck. And, still keeping my relative modesty, I’m a solid example of doing just that.

Scott Dutton

Scott Dutton is an art director, designer and illustrator whose career bridges digital and print in marketing, branding and publishing

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