My friend Danyelle Leafty wrote an incredible post about being an author and not just a writer and in it, she linked to this excellent address by Neil Gaiman, wherein he spoke to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts.
It's 19:55 minutes long—and gloriously worth every second. Gaiman, a brilliant artist in his own right, talks about art: its creation and its successes and failures and lies and how to follow your dream. I can't possibly do justice to those twenty minutes, but as an artist of a sort, it speaks to me. It may just speak to you.
(And yes, that last line is the link to the address.)