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See the Big Picture

Remember to keep the goal in sight when you're creating: Usually that means the expectation of a new skill or product of some sort, whether it's in a similar style to what you normally make or something completely new. While beginning, it helps to look wide, them make sweeping decisions, eliminating materials and methods and choosing the ones that will most likely optimize your outcome. 

For instance, if you want to expand on how you paint, rather than sticking to emulating one master, you can dabble with tutorials in a variety of styles. Trying lots of ways increases the skills in your toolbox, and from there, in time, your own style will eventually emerge as you mix and combine your favorite techniques with your own hand. The same goes for writing, playing music, making new products, or any other creative endeavor. 

It's so easy to get lost in the little details when creating. Starting broadly helps keep the possibilities wide, then reducing the less favorable variables helps you get toward your goal. Keep your eye on the big picture, and carry on. 

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