Create: Day 67
The 7 Habits of Highly Creative People
On the interesting blog Fine Arts LA, Rebecca Taylor turns a book review into a reinterpretation of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. She writes that the book author’s interviews “are essentially case studies of success in the art world, and thus offer their own guiding principles for how to be effective in this particular field.”
Here are the seven habits she identifies. Read her entire post to get the full idea. How many of these habits are you practicing?
Habit #1: Believe that art is the alpha and the omega.
Habit #2: Network, network, network.
Habit #3: Carpe Diem [Habithacker comment: I love this one….here’s what else she says about it in her post:]
“Often times, the difference between failure and success is simply answering the door when opportunity knocks. Seize the day. “We were walking down the street; it was one o’clock in the morning, and Ken said, ‘That’s where Robert Rauschenberg lives.’ The lights were on. We said, ‘Should we? Yeah, why not?’ We knocked on the door”.”
Habit #4: Study, worship, and emulate John Baldessari (if you’re an artist) or Walter Hopps (if you’re anyone else) .
[Habithacker comment: Fill the blanks in with the right people in your creative field.]
Habit # 5: Rise above the fear of not knowing “how.”
Habit #6: Don’t try to reinvent the wheel; find your own niche.
Habit #7: There isn’t a formula; carve your own path to success.
Create Month 3
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Turn unproductive activity into creativity.
Kill the angel and tell the truth.
Try ephemeral art.
Take a road trip.
Implement the 7 habits of creative people.