There is a wealth of research that indicates that certain habits can help increase your productivity, creativity, and/or drive. So, we thought we’d reach out to respected members of our community and ask them what habits they feel helped them succeed.

Maria Jose Peña Pappaterra | Creative Makeup Artist & Medical Student

Discipline, it takes discipline to create any good habit. I consider motivation a good starter, but the truth is motivation won’t always be there, you have to do it even the days you don’t feel like it in order to create consistency and then good results. In my case when it comes to art it’s a little different, because you usually create the best art when feeling inspired, but not giving up is the key. Find what inspires you, do it for you, not for the feedback you’re going to get. Read more>>

Russell and Jordan Whitehead and Cluroe | Founders of creative design brand 2LG Studio

We turn up. Everyday, we make sure to turn up and move something forward. Sometimes it’s pure pleasure and sometimes that’s harder but It’s not about perfection or even about productivity. It’s more to do with imperfect progress. Having grit is important to achieve success as there will always be difficulties, challenges and hurdles. Showing up for your goals is one way of actioning your intentions. We often use yoga or a walk in the woods with our dog to start the day as this helps us to connect on days when turning up feels harder. Read more>>

Disem 305 | Artist / Creator

I believe one of the most important factors behind my success has been to remain consistent. I’ve come accross some incredibly talented artist through the years but they tend to wait for inspiration or the right time to create . I read somewhere that the difference between a hobby artist and a career artist was that a career artist created constantly while a hobby artist waited for inspiration. The moment i read that it flipped a switch in my head, I knew what i wanted to do for a living from childhood and it wast till i constantly started creating and treating my passion as a job that my work started paying off for me. Read more>>