I stumbled on a note I’d written months ago. It’s a set of commandments for the artist. Adopt these for yourself if you find them useful.
  1. Thou shalt create.
  2. Thou shalt honor and learn from thy mistakes.
  3. Thou shalt not indulge distractions.
  4. Thou shalt boast of thy work.
  5. Thou shalt avail thyself to new experiences.
  6. Thou shalt implore the wisdom of the masters.
  7. Thou shalt discern good criticism from bad.
  8. Thou shalt journal and sketch daily.
  9. Thou shalt live for a purpose larger than thee.
  10. Thou shalt teach.