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#1 Habit of great artists: A daily practice.

Key #5 to being a PROLIFIC ARTIST

- Daily Practice -

“I keep to this routine every day without variation.

The repetition itself becomes the important thing;

it’s a form of mesmerism.

I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind.”

- Haruki Murakami

This is the number one habit of all great artists:

A consistent and dedicated daily practice.

  • It builds your skill level quickly.

  • It keeps you connected to your vision and creative goals.

  • It reinforces the neuro-pathways in your brain that tell your subconscious mind what is important to you.

What you focus on expands.

If you think about and are engaged in a daily practice it will start to grow as part of your life automatically and you will see fast improvement.

A daily practice also assists in creating supportive creative habits.

“We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

- Aristotle

This is Key #4 in my FREE eBook called PROLIFIC ARTIST.

You can grab the other keys here if you want to know more.

Once your daily practice is a habit then creativity becomes your ‘default’ way of being in the world.

In fact, once the habit is in place it becomes difficult to not do it each day. This is a sure fire way of building skills, confidence and creativity in your life.

One way to find out what your daily practice might look like, answer the question in the video below.

For you this might be: writing, drawing, painting, dancing, coming up with ideas, singing, practicing scales, taking some photos or whatever the foundation skills are for your craft.

Start by doing it for a minimum of 5 minutes a day.

That’s all it takes to start the habit.

Once you are comfortable with that, slowly inch it up to increased amounts of time per day.

In this video, I help you define your own daily practice and give you the tool to keep you on track and how to use it.

You can also get the PROLIFIC ARTIST eBook for FREE.

Did you get some benefit from this creative tip? If so, share this with your creative community and share the love to help others.

In the comments below, tell me your new daily practice action that you will begin today! Share your ideas too.

Your art matters, so go and create!

Mijo Biscan


“I help artists of all types reach their full creative potential through blogs, online courses, workshops and mentoring.”

You might like to check out the other

Keys to being a PROLIFIC ARTIST:

Key #1 Outcomes and vision

Key #2 - Make time for creativity

Key #3 - Get Inspired

Key #4 - Take ACTION

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