3 Tips to have Long and Successful Creative Careertips
Start Before You’re Ready
If you are waiting to be ready to start, you will never start! Just start chasing your dreams and goals. You will learn more during your work. The process of success is iterative. Your first work will suck, but the next work will be more polished.
After too many iterations of work, your work will be amazing. Repetition makes perfect. You’ll gain experience through that journey of success.
Failure is NOT the End
You’ll fail, and that’s OK. Failure is just the beginning. The first time you do anything, you’ll suck. Nothing to worry about.. just continue working and improving and gaining experience.
Everything Adds up
After too many work experience, work relations, business achievements, bad situations, .. you’ll be a successful artist. Everything you do will add up later. Just trust the process of success. It needs time for experiences and knowledge to exponentially add up.
It will be as if you are successful overnight, but there is no overnight success. It is the illusion of exponential growth.
Exponential growth is that what you have yesterday will be almost double today, and what you have today will be almost double tomorrow. For example, reads those numbers:
1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, 131072, 262144, 524288, 1048576, .. etc
This is the exponential function (a.k.a exponential growth). Watch how you jump from half a million to a million in one day. But those jumbs will happen later down the road. It seems it appeared from nothing! but it is not. It is the process of success that add up to sum huge like that.
Just be consistent, and work, and trust the process of success. Your success will explode before all human eye, but you know it is the process of success not that illusion of overnight success.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
This approach has never let me down, and it made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs at Stanford Commencement Speech 2005.
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