“I’m not the only struggling artist…other artists are struggling too!”
“I’m not the only business owner feeling the pinch…others are feeling it too!”
It’s a petty excuse for not advancing—pointing to others’ struggles as some sort of clannish, cliquish solidarity.
What others are doing or not doing has nothing to do with you producing the best art and commerce possible, then releasing it, launching it or shipping it.
If you allow the plight of others to lure you into their drama, you’ll start to forget who you are, and start to believe you’re one of them.
You’re in this alone. Put on the blinders and dig in.