The prolific artist Adam J. Kurtz offers some useful panaceas to the pressures of creative perfection.
Overnight success is rare, and often comes at the expense of valuable learnings.
“When you need to do a thing, everything you do is about the thing you're not doing."
What do you want people to say about you in the different roles you play in life? Decide, then put it on your calendar.
The director of Mindfulness Everywhere on never forgetting to be human when in the trenches of creativity.
If you think your anxiety or grumpiness is distracting you from your creative process, think again. The very feelings that make creativity painful can enable your best work.
Stress is a sign that something you care about is at stake—and that's a good thing.
The aphorism tells us that "life is what happens when you're busy making plans." So building the life that stays on track requires a specific goal that can act as your north star.