Creator: Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher, and hypnotherapist. His goal is to help individuals liberate their own creativity through specific techniques that can be used at work as well as at home.
Purpose: To give your creative endeavours the best chance of success.
The Creativity Success Manifesto (Edited)
1: Success is what you say it is.
2: Success can take one year or one hundred years.
3: Fewer than 1% of people have to buy what you do.
4: Start by finding one person who likes what you do.
5: Crazy is the first step. Every breakthrough is considered a crackpot idea at first. Of course, some ARE crackpot ideas. You can’t tell the difference until you transform the idea into something real and get it out into the world.
6: Ready, fire, aim: It will never be the exactly the right time and you may never have ALL the resources you need. Get a prototype out there, see what happens, adjust, and persist.
7: The second best time to start: The best time to start doing your creative work is twenty years ago. Look at the clock. What time is it? That’s right, it’s the second-best time to start.
8: If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try, try again. At least don’t try the same damn thing again and again. …If at first you don’t succeed, try something different. Continue until you find the one that works.
9: Failing feels crappy. Motivational speakers make it sound like failing is noble. Maybe it is, but it sure doesn’t FEEL noble. …Yeah, we have to deal with disappointing results and rejection, but we won’t like it.
10: The only way to actually fail: You can fail only if you stop.