As an artist the most potent weapon you have in your arsenal right now is this:
Your willingness to embrace uncertainty
It's a characteristic those of us who create or support art have displayed so often that we forget how rare it is.
Every time the pen hits paper, the music starts or the curtain rises it is a gamble.
Something incredibly good could happen.
Or it could be a disaster and a waste of everyone's time and money.
But again, since you deal with this all the time you barely notice it.
Here's the twist:
The so called "stable" world, the world of doctors, lawyers, banker is falling apart.
All the assumptions that people have built their lives on are being shattered.
But since they haven't been dealing with that state of being as long as you have, you can imagine that they are a bit panicked.
This is actually good news for you.
Because in an unstable world, those who are able to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty best become the ones mostly likely to succeed.
Your skills as an artist, your nature as an artist is more valuable now then ever.
If you want to learn more about this line of thinking, then it's pretty mandatory that you read Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind