What I’ve learned so far from the book is to practice meditations in which we focus on steering our attention from fear to love, embracing the lessons that are brought to us and “assignments” she calls them as people who come in and sometimes out of our lives for specific reasons.
I have noticed a bad habit develop within me which is to base my success and validation as an illustrator on how many jobs I have going on at a time. —This isn’t to say that I overdo it and accept too many jobs at once because I don’t, and I make sure that I always give my full attention to the job I’m working on.
As upset as it makes me, I do understand why they ask us to work for free sometimes. They might assume that this is not our full-time job, or that we draw for fun, or that there are so many illustrations all over the internet that there isn’t much value to what we do.
When you trust that things will work out, something happens to your perspective of life. You are suddenly more open to people, opportunities and events. If you’re in a state of feeling like you have to control everything and thinking that only things you do or don’t do will affect the way things happen, you are releasing so much tension to the world, and you can’t see the opportunities that are right in front of you.