THREE STEPS TO PURPOSEFUL SUCCESS
FOLLOW THESE THREE TIPS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
FIND YOUR BIG WHY
Discover your purpose by asking yourself what drives you creatively, what is it that makes you want to create? Now ask yourself, or others, what’s the single biggest barrier in achieving this? Put aside at least an hour a day to close the gap between what you want and what you can do.
TAKE A CHANCE
If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to be willing to do something you’ve never done. Sorry to go all self-help on you, but big rewards rarely come without the risk of failure. Take one personal project you’ve been meaning to start, make a Tumblr for it (or a noticeboard, or a hashtag, whatever you like), and get going. The faster you share your ideas, the faster they become real.
LEARN FROM THE GREATS
We’re lucky that as designers there’s a ton of advice and wisdom to be found in books. Who do you admire that you could ask for advice? Ask this person what they would do if they were you. Do it. Then get back to your advisor, letting them know that you did what they suggested and thanking them. Do this once a week and you’ll quickly build up a valuable network of contacts.