So I was reading this business-focused, Forbes article on Five Questions To Ask Yourself Every Morning To Advance Your Career written by Jason DeMers when the following paragraph really resonated with me:
"What Did I Learn From Yesterday? No matter how simple or complex your day was, you must have learned something. Did you master a new skill or learn a new process?.... Did you have an experience that will help you in future, similar situations? Find at least one thing that you learned from the previous day and consider it."
"On one level, this is going to help you reinforce the new ideas and skills that come to you on a daily basis. On another level, it’s going to help you look for new opportunities to learn. Since you know you’ll be asking yourself this question, you’ll be driven to force yourself to learn something new every day, and you’ll therefore be improving yourself every day."
Although the article is targeted to people in the corporate world, I really believe the point of Learning from Yesterday can apply to artists as well.
Why not begin to ask yourself every day: What Did You Learn from Yesterday?