Given the trials and countless setbacks you will inevitably face as you struggle to cultivate a successful music industry career, chances are good you will at some point - maybe after one too many money-loosing tours, or rejected pitches - question whether it's time to just throw in the towel.
In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Caleb Murphy offers some advice on how to avoid burnout in an industry as draining and challenging as the music business.
"Comparing yourself to others will make you miserable. It will lead to you making excuses as to why you’re not succeeding.
Instead, I like to compare myself to myself. Where was I last year? Three years ago? Five years ago? How am I better at what I do today than yesterday?
See how far you’ve come since you first picked up an instrument, produced your first track, or played your first show.
Write it down if you have to. Anything to encourage yourself to keep going."