I don’t buy a lot of magazines for artists, or spend a lot of time in galleries. I easily succumb to the discouragement of “I’ll never be that good,” and that’s not exactly creativity-enhancing.
I think if I kept that quote in mind, I would relax a little more – put less pressure on myself and enjoy the creative journey.
“Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke