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Rufus is a Saboteur

Rufus is the snooty, know it all, art critic that lives inside the mind of every artist.
 
There is a recognizable ebb and flow to the process of learning to paint in Photoshop. As we gain skill, Rufus gets louder in an attempt to squelch our success.
 
When we’re having a problem mastering a skill Rufus says...
 
“See? I told you — you can’t do this!”
 
What happens when you stop ignoring Rufus and all his lies? 
 
Self-sabotage. 
 
Rufus is a liar and his attacks are groundless, but they can be quite convincing. You’ll start making excuses about why you can’t paint. 
 
A common excuse is “I don’t have time.”
 
That statement is like a creative virus, and it will shut down any chances you have of becoming a success. 
Another popular self-sabotaging statement, “I don’t have the talent for this.” 
 
LIES. 
 
Rufus planted that thought and it has absolutely zero basis in fact. 
 
In some regards, having Rufus go on the attack as our skills increase should be considered normal, but we must always strive to isolate his lies and understand them for what they are.
 
LIES. 
 
Only then can we be sure they will never stop our artistic advancement.
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