There are so many times that have people said to me: to be successful you must…
- focus on one thing and be known for that
- promote yourself
- get in a big name gallery
- publish a book
- be active in social media
- get reviewed
- be number 1 in SEO
- offer small limited editions and high prices
- create unique work
- etc, etc, etc.
Here’s the problem: how can anyone give relevant advice if they don’t know what my definition of success is?
And more importantly, how can I pursue success if I don’t know what success means to me?
I didn’t ask myself “what is success” until many decades into my career, and what I discovered was that I didn’t like the standard definitions.
I found them to be unfulfilling.
So…take a few minutes and define what you want from your art and what success means to you.
Here’s an interesting take on success: words by Bill Watterson and illustrated by Gavin Aung Than.
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