Because art is art. Whether you are singing or writing, painting of dancing, sculpting or acting, or even throwing clay pots, art is only art if you imbue it with your own magic – that thing that is uniquely and beautifully yours. You have to give a little piece of yourself away with each creation. That is what touches people. That is what makes them want to be part of your world.
Don’t get me wrong. You should always be challenging yourself, pushing your personal comfort zone and striving for improvement. But sometimes it’s important to set intermediate success goals and to be cognizant of HOW you are defining success. Is your definition of success reasonable or even attainable give your current circumstances?