Harness the power of patience in your creative endeavors


  1. Develop a taste for having problems. 
    When a problem arises while working on a creative project, be accountable and accept it. Treating our problems as doubly problematic is pointless because a life devoid of problems means nothing is worth doing. 
  2. Embrace radical incrementalism. 
    Dedicate incremental time to each task and learn to stop when your daily time is up. Stopping helps strengthen the muscle of patience that will permit you to return to the project, again and again, sustaining your productivity over a creative career. 
  3. Muster the patience to immerse yourself in the earlier originality stage – copying others first, learning new skills, and accumulating experience. 
    The originality lies on the far side of unoriginality. Before creating something new and creative, you must be willing to copy others, learn new skills, and engage in experiences.


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