October 4, 2020

I am not competitive

I used to hate competition. But now it doesn’t bother me.

I figured out that competition was so unpleasant because I was focusing too much on everyone else. I lost track of me in the process. Whether you are running a race, dancing, making art, or almost any kind of creative expression, it just doesn’t help when you are not squarely in the driver’s seat. In other words, the more you pay attention to your internal conversation instead of the noisier, external one, the more your art, or whatever you are making or doing, will feel like you.

This little idea is what we are talking about today.

Have a look here:


Competition loses some of its edge when we shift our focus from them to us. It doesn’t really matter what anyone else is making. What matters most is what you are making. It is about your passion and involvement in the creation of your art.

Let us know in the comments below how you think about competition.

In gratitude,

Nicholas Wilton

PS Click on the link below if you would like to attend the Art2Life International Exhibit opening ceremony. This Tuesday, Oct 6th at noon PDT, I will be opening the exhibition website, interviewing artists, and announcing the awards.


I hope you can join us on this day of celebration.

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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