Learn to Love the Process

Understanding the steps to success

Adam Ingle
being creative newsletter by Adam Ingle

This Weeks Lesson

The most important lesson I've learned this week is how much work, time, commitment, and energy it will take to achieve this goal of mine. Writing, video editing, sales, marketing, and 3D are just a few of the skills I need to work on and improve.

Even if I commit to creating a piece of art, this newsletter, and an article every week to help me learn and absorb as much information as possible, it will be a long time before I see any traction. "I have to fall in love with the process," is the main lesson I’ve written down this week. Success is a journey, not an end point!

It's very easy to lose motivation for your goals, and believe me, you will! But if you can learn to appreciate the process - the journey! You'll achieve your objectives one way or another.

This Weeks Creation

This weeks image is a recreation of a Pokéball I created a little over a year ago. On the right is the most recent version compared to my first attempt in October 2021.

This Weeks Advice

I wanted to show you a piece of work I did of a Pokéball about a year ago compared to a similar piece I did this week. The reason being, it may appear subpar when compared to what other notable and more experienced artists have produced, but when compared to myself and what I could create a little over a year ago, it's easy to see how far I've come.

So, instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to who you were yesterday! As James explicitly states in his book 'Atomic Habits,’

“If you get one percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done.”