Being a creative is a constant hustle full of disappointments and failures, so when you finally reach a big accomplishment, it can feel like you can relax a bit or even stop pushing yourself. Don't make that mistake.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this great video talks about the idea of "making it," why it doesn't really exist, and why it's dangerous to think you've made it. As Popsys mentions, when you work in any creative field, no matter how successful you are, work can dry up scarily quickly, and it's dangerous to ever take your foot off the gas pedal. But it's not just about ensuring you're constantly putting yourself in the best possible position for financial success. As he discusses, there's really no such thing as creative perfection (or if it exists, it's exceedingly rare), and while we should certainly take pride in our creative accomplishments and foster positivity around ourselves and our process, there's always room to improve. And besides always striving to become better for our personal satisfaction, in a world where creative standards are higher than ever and the tools to create compelling art are more accessible than ever, it's crucial to constantly improve.