The good news is, you’re special. There is no one else in the world that thinks exactly the way you think, that has the exact same experiences that you have, that expresses herself the way you do. You have a unique perspective and a unique voice, and as you refine your skills as a writer (or painter, or architect, or marketer), you’ll find that you connect with a certain group of people in a certain way that no one else can match.
The bad news is, you aren’t special. You’re not so smart and so talented that you’re going to whip up your first novel and sell it to the first publisher that reads it for seven figures. You’re not going to bang out a screenplay this weekend and have a check from Paramount by next weekend. You’re going to have to work and suffer and strain. You’re going to be disappointed. You’re going to have to persevere. To overcome. If you do those things, you will eventually prevail. Even if it takes you a decade. Or more.
And then the rest of us will get to appreciate how special you are.