This morning's collage is a great reminder to take charge of your artistic career --- set goals, prioritize those goals, and start on the steps to achieve them. It is equally important to limit those distractions that sidetrack you from reaching your goals.
Too many artists start out accepting every exhibition proposal that is sent to them. For me, it is important to spend my studio time making art that is meaningful to me, not art that fits an upcoming exhibition. So, I've learned to "take charge" and say no if the exhibition doesn't fit my goals. It is actually quite liberating!