A couple of days ago I sent out an email asking for your top questions on the topics that concern you right now, and I was completely overwhelmed by the response. So I thought I would write an article and answer a few questions.
Here are some answers to your many questions. The amount of questions is enormous, so I chose three targeted questions.
The questions revolve around three topics, MOTIVATION, CREATIVITY, PRODUCTIVITY.
1. Questions about the lack of Motivation
How to stay motivated and productive in these difficult times?
You only have a limited amount of willpower that wears out as you use it. So if you try to multitask at the same time, your motivation may be sapped. The solution is to do one task at a time. set a specific goal, and spread your task list over the whole week, so that you focus on THE task you have in your hands. After completing each task always ask yourself this question: What’s next?
Achieving goals requires discipline. It’s about motivating yourself and staying focused on your goal.
You have a finite amount of willpower that becomes depleted as you use it.
Roy F. Baumeister
2. Questions about Creativity and Learning
What are the ways to train well as a beginner?
Can someone who has no prerequisites become a good designer?
How to be creative?
Creativity is not a gift or an innate talent. Creativity is the product of practice, willpower, and repetition. The desire to learn skills requires commitment and the development of a habit. It’s a matter of preparation and endurance.
Everyone has to start somewhere! Even the most talented artists and designers weren’t born capable of creating masterpieces. You have to work on it. The practice is the key!
“Creativity is not a gift from the gods, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it’s within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. All it takes is the willingness to make creativity a habit, an integral part of your life: ToIn order to be creative, you have to know how to prepare to be creative”
3. Questions about Productivity
It will be several days that I do almost nothing of my days despite my many attempts. Indeed, I have no motivation. Do you have any advice for me?
The enemies of productivity are expectation and procrastination. What you need to do to overcome procrastination is to start immediately. Set a specific goal, and don’t wait for the conditions to be ideal. The best time to start is yesterday, but since we haven’t yet invented the time machine, the best time to start is Now.
Don’t prepare. Begin. Our enemy is not lack of preparation. The enemy is resistance, our chattering brain producing excuses. Start before you are ready.
I look forward to answering your next questions. Go ahead and send me your questions, or leave a comment below.