One of my students wrote to me about why she was not painting: " Honestly? I've felt like the only thing standing in the way of me doing so was..well, myself." This is true! I have been asked numerous times what is the 'secret' to becomming excellent at anything. The secret is this: the hard part is not the drawing (or painting or playing music...etc) the hard part is stting down to draw (paint, play music).