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Develop Better Habits and Stay Motivated

Posted in Uncategorized by Brian Russell on November 17, 2007

I was doing my normal Digg run through today and I came across this article which I thought was something worth sharing with the rest of you called 7 Habits of Highly Innovative People.

I like the idea behind the points of the article. Persistence is what makes success come about, not just a great idea. Of course, you can persistently go in the wrong direction while trying to achieve success, so you need to make sure you look up every now and then and make sure you still are on the right path. If not, make a course correction and get persistent again!

From point number 3 ‘Take Risks, Make Mistakes’:

I believe that part of the reason why we create self-imposed inhibition is due to our fear of failure. Expect that some ideas will fail in the process of learning. Build prototypes often, test them out on people, gather feedback, and make incremental changes. Rather than treating the mistakes as failures, think of them as experiment.

Of course, these habits are great, but you also have to stay motivated.  The article about Staying Motivated talks some more about this.  Here is the intro paragraph:

Whether your chosen medium is pictures or language, food or formulas, everyone has the capacity to be creative in their work. But we can often lose our motivation to create, making it difficult to stay focused and excited on a project. So how does one keep their creative well from drying up?

Take the time to read both articles, you should find at least something in them that applies to you and what you can do to make yourself better.

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  1. Thanks for linking me. Much appreciated. 🙂

    Love & Gratitude,
    Think Simple Now. ~ Clarity & Happiness

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