They don’t waste valuable energy on things they can’t control. You won’t hear a creatively successful person sweating the small stuff. Traffic jams are just another opportunity to sit there and mentally work on their latest song or project. They understand energy is valuable and how you spend each second determines the quality of life and art.
They don’t expect quick results. Creatively successful people understand delayed gratification. That song they are working on may take days or months. That book they are re-writing may be a year off from completion. Creatively successful people keep their eye on the finish line and don’t quit when it seems far away.
They don’t fear alone time. Creatively successful people understand to create on a high-level means getting in touch with their inner voice. They welcome quiet time without distractions to be alone with their thoughts and ideas.
They don’t feel the world owes them. Creatively successful people don’t feel it’s the world’s responsibility to “get them” or “get their art”. Instead they look for opportunities to show the world what they are about. They people in self-reliance and self-responsibility for making things happen for them and their art.
They don’t resent the success of others. Creatively successful people know there is enough space in the world for everyone to be happy and successful. They rejoice in other’s successes. They realize that lasting success requires hard work and dedication and applaud others for being dedicated and successful.
They don’t mind failing. Creatively successful people know that failure is essential to growing closer to their goals. They seem to adapt the motto “If I’m going to fall, I’m going to fall reaching.” It’s the process of falling and getting back up that spur’s creativity to its highest levels.
They don’t worry about pleasing everyone else. Creatively successful people know you can’t please everyone all the time. They understand that being an artist’s often requires going against the grain of trends. They know that their job is to speak the truth and express the things that are too difficult for most people to express. Even if this means displeases those closest to them.
Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with 20 years of experience in songwriting, music production, mix and mastering. He has written and produced more than 5,000 published songs to-date, including some major hits in international scale.