Change your perspective, rather than comparing and quantifying take a different approach, be of service. Consider your talent something to offer, something to share rather than promote. When you come from a place of serving others you’re rewarded because you open yourself up to experience connection and commonality with other people. This can only enrich your craft.
When you’re open inspiration flows freely. You’ll spend less time in your head strategizing and more time staying present experiencing and ultimately creating. Staying open and maintaining a sense of generosity in all aspects of your work will only serve you in the end because it will give you an invaluable awareness and insight.
“The people I consider successful are so because of how they handle their responsibilities to other people, how they approach the future, people who have a full sense of the value of their life and what they want to do with it. I call people successful not because they have money or their business is doing well but because, as human beings, they have a fully developed sense of being alive and engaged in a lifetime task of collaboration with other human beings -- their mothers and fathers, their family, their friends, their loved ones, the friends who are dying, the friends who are being born.
Success.. is all about being able to extend love to people... not in a big, capital letter sense but in the everyday. Little by little, task by task, gesture by gesture, word by word.” --- Ralph Fiennes