“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you’re not.”-Denis Waitley
To me, this quote reflects a belief that as artists and as people we are much greater than we can even imagine ourselves to be. Our capabilities are so much greater than we give ourselves credit for. Doubt puts restrictions on the beauty that we are supposed to be giving to the world. For example, I’ve met people who have the “whole package.” They are full of talent, potential and wonderful gifts; but they are holding themselves back.
When you don’t recognize your true abilities, you aren’t able to shine. If you have the urge to do something, then you are meant to do it. If you have the urge, you CAN do it. I believe you wouldn’t have that urge if you didn’t have what it takes to achieve that dream. Fear is the only thing holding us back.