If you want to be strong, tell yourself you already are. You may not lift mountains but you can lift boulders. Your work isn’t perfect, no, your art isn’t flawless but you DID it and not everyone can do that. Not everyone can sit down and create so, goddamn, tell yourself that you are fucking great for committing yourself to something because you ARE. Even if you aren’t good at it, it makes you happy and you DID it. You won’t be strong unless you believe you are strong. Look in the mirror every morning and admit your faults but, please, admit your strengths. Build your confidence until it can’t be knocked down, find the good in your life even if you have to search long and hard.
If you want a light, strike a match. Don’t wait for the sun to shine.