Research suggests that when we are self-aware, we have higher esteem and creativity levels. However, as individuals and as creatives, one of the biggest obstacles holding us back from achievement is ourselves. We are often victims of our own thoughts that spread doubt and pessimism throughout our artistic faculties. When we allow negative thoughts to harden, they become self-fulfilling prophecies and the resulting low esteem eventually drains the vibrancy of our work and our lives. Self-awareness must be a priority in our lives in a world that is interconnected to the point of invasive and unforgivingly haste. Lest we be silenced and our art be forgotten in the shadows of truer voices possessed by braver artists.