15 ways to get motivated
Are you stuck in an art slump? Then it’s a good thing Mel Milton’s on hand to share his advice on staying motivated and being productive
Follow Mel Milton’s tips for enhancing your productivity and creativity levels.
Art has been a huge gift for me and I’m grateful to my past self for taking the chance to pursue it. I didn’t try to make a career in art until I turned 30, and I didn’t get my foot in the door until I was 33.
Because of what I considered were my limitations, I didn’t take this opportunity for granted. I was pretty fearless early on because I felt as though I had nothing to lose. It was a tough road filled with self-doubt.
I believe that a majority of my growth as an artist came to me not just by practising and learning, but through analysing my mindset during that process: looking at why being an artist was so appealing; where my motivation and drive were coming from; and how that motivation and drive continues to evolve. While some of these tips may seem basic, I still revisit them to understand why they work so well for me when I’m stuck creatively.
These tips, in my mind, are the foundation for getting clear about how to motivate yourself to create for longer periods and be excited to do so. I hope they’re helpful to you as much as they were for me.