I ain't gonna lie, when it comes to being an artist I'm cocky, egocentric and narcissistic.
I believe in myself, my skills and my talent. God gave my a gift and I do my best to utilize it. I believe I am the best and my only pursuit is being better.
But I also believe all artists should feel this way. Especially young artists. Yall are full of potential and the only person who can hold you back is you, so don't. And don't be afraid. I never was. Just draw, just paint, just sculpt, just create. Do whatever it is you want to do, how ever way you want to do it. Believe in yourselves. Don't stress other artists. Focus on you and your art. Make the best art you can and if someone says "it should be done this way" say fuck you and do it the way you want to.