To follow these words there are steps you need to take. It’s easy, friend. You just take them.
Feed the brain.
Be curious, be intellectually independent. This is the first rule you follow when feeding the brain. You are a container and the more things you put inside, the more rich you will be of things to express. A designer should see how something could be before others do. You need to live in your imagination, always. But the ability to imagine is not a gift. It is more like a small bud, a seedling, and you need to water it every day of your life, and trust me, it will become a big and strong tree. Read, walk, listen, speak, see the world with free eyes and a clean spirit. Don’t be limited. Be open. Don’t be scared. Ever.
Fear is a lie.
You can do everything you want as long as you respect what and who you have around. So be courageous and believe always in your ideas. If you feel different, you probably are. Say that to the world. You only have a certain number of days to express yourself, after all. So don’t waste your soul and keep bringing it to the light.
And if you make mistakes, don’t worry, you are human after all.
Learn from your mistakes.
And try again.
And in the end, if you have some doubts, please try again. One more time.
Every time you do it, you will learn more. Live like a carpenter who’s building a chair. It will be never perfect, but always better. Every day a bit better. All the challenges you will face will teach you more about yourself. Be humble and open to comparison. Listen to yourself and learn to listen to others. You are better than what you imagine. Trust in your capabilities.
Be a citizen of the world.
Respect your culture and learn from others. Don’t be fascinated by “titles” and read the entire article before you decide your opinion. Be free from pre-conditions, and be the sum of all experiences you have lived. A designer, a creative, can design and create only what he already has lived. What he has experienced. If you haven’t experienced it yet, what are you waiting for? Go and get it.
Because there is no reason to not love. You are here. We are here. Now. Live the present and love. The heart is the master. Let yourself be guided by your feelings. They never make mistakes. And if you suffer, it’s not a problem, just go back to number 3.
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”, said Oscar Wilde.
“And the future will be yours.” I said that.