A lot of musicians with musical talents are discouraged by the immense amount of competition and resurgence of never ending artists.
Anyway, it needs to be understood that art is complicated in its existence and its complexity is its beauty. Each artist is different because of the way they approach their art and the way their personality plays a role in shaping their art. Therefore, if one focuses on modelling their uniqueness, one will definitely find their share of audiences. Artists keep growing and so there is never a final destination in sight. If you have even a couple of people who appreciate your art, you should never stop working on your music.
One of the biggest mistakes artists do is that they focus way too much on achieving instant success and if their level of success doesn’t match the standard definition of success, then they are simply disheartened to keep working on their music. Do yourself a favor by never letting self-doubt be your enemy. Creativity is a very sensitive matter and it needs to be treated with a lot of sensitivity. Moreover, that sensitivity has to arise from within yourself, as no one understands the creation better than the creator at the end of the day.
You can harness your musical talent by completely believing in yourself, and practicing as per your daily requirement. Never forget that procrastination is one of the biggest dangers that an artist is prone t, and the capability to fight that danger lies within yourself.
When it comes to honing your musical talent, gaining a source of inspiration actually does wonder to the creation process. Always try to have an inspiration, as it also acts as a catalyst in taking that necessary action you ought to take in the favor of betterment of your art.