Check out Stephen Pressfield’s blog, “Beware the Saboteur.” Pressfield talks about how we, and those close to us, may attempt to sabotage our own work. He compares our art to that of the wooden boat builder. Built with great attention and passion, wooden boats often command the envy of those around them, just as our own artistic endeavors may cause jealousy from those near and dear to us.

 “Each day you and I construct that vessel, which is unique to us and which we hope will carry us across oceans to the unfolding evolution of our lives. We must be wary of that element in our own hearts, and the hearts of others, that would destroy us before we even get in the water."

 “Beware the saboteur!” –