Starting with this post and over the next nine I'm sharing with you 10 essential truths (as I see them) about creative success. They form the Creativity Manifesto I included in my book, Creativity Now.
1. SUCCESS IS WHAT YOU SAY IT IS.
If getting to number one on the N. Y. Times best-seller list makes you happy, great.
If writing a blog that 100 people follow passionately makes you happy, or writing one poem a night that nobody else ever sees, that’s what success is for you.
It’s your brain, your heart, your life—don’t let anybody hijack it with their definition of success.
(Creativity Now can help you develop a mindset that favors creativity, show you methods for generating more ideas, give you tools for translating your ideas into action, and inspire you with case studies of how others have achieved their creative goals. It's published by Pearson and available from Amazon or your other favorite book seller.)