Take a good look at yourself, and recognize you for who and what you are. If you paint, then you are a painter. You don’t have to have sold a single painting to be a painter. You may have a full time job doing something else; you may not be a ‘professional’ painter, but you are a painter, nonetheless. If you write, you are a writer. If you sing, you are a singer. Don’t go through life down-playing your assets and accomplishments. Recognize and celebrate who you are and what you do.