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Get an Accountability Partner for Your Creative Project

By nathantbaker | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

Want to change the world? Go to bed on time.

Then you’ll have the energy and time to work on things that matter before the day gets away from you. If you don’t have a rigid schedule that allows you to regularly pour yourself into a project, you won’t see it grow.

When I read advice from creative people I admire (folks like Stephen KingAnne LamottTwyla TharpEviatar Zerubavel and Austin Kleon) the message I distill is simple.

Creative people don’t become prolific because they have some secret source of magic others don’t. Creative people become prolific when they master the art of discipline.

Have a creative project that’s a priority? Start by giving it the regular time it needs. If you can’t figure out how to bake it into your schedule, it won’t become a habit.

Even if you can only work on it weekly, commit to a specific time rather than waiting for larger chunks of time that may never come. Forming the habit is the key to seeing your project grow.

Find someone to meet you at your kitchen table or a coffee shop on a schedule. They can work on something completely different. The point is to have someone that cares enough that they’ll keep you accountable.

You may need an extra nudge when figuring out how to make your project a habit. That’s fine. Give it a shot. Soon your passion may be the only reason you need to get to bed on time.

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