1) Have a great, or horrible, family
2) Be obsessed with work (what designer isn’t?)
3) Have emotional or other serious problems (clients can do that to you)
4) Don’t strive for fame in your own lifetime
Perhaps it’s best not to care what the world thinks, or what labels it gives you, and that independence is the true seed for making great things worthy of, someday, earning you the moniker genius.
To focus on the making, the thinking, the creating seems the best way, leaving it to the world to decide, long after you’re gone, what value your work had.
As long as you’re free enough to keep making and creating in ways that satisfy your own personal ambitions, or perhaps the tastes of a handful of fans, you’re doing much better than most people on this planet are.
Genius aims or no, it’s good advice for living a creative life.
Found at scottberkun.com:
The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
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