What Matters Most Is Mindset Not Methodology


It is easy for us designers to get caught up in the details.

We concentrate on methodology and technique; we attend classes, read books and articles, view instructional videos, and practise our craft. But what matters more than the method itself is the mindset that drives it.

When you have the proper frame of mind, you can produce work that stands out from the crowd, work that you are proud of and that will bring you success.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is fundamental.

It's easy to become disheartened when things don't go according to plan or when you experience a setback. However, maintaining a positive outlook is essential for overcoming adversity and emerging stronger on the other side. Instead of viewing obstacles as impediments, view them as opportunities to learn something new or improve your skillset. This allows you to remain motivated and focused on achieving your objectives, rather than giving up when the going gets tough.

Choose Your Attitude

Your attitude influences everything you do; it acts as a lens through which you perceive the world.

If you have an attitude of gratitude for what is going well in your life instead of focusing on what is not going well, this positivity will seep into your design work as well. Possessing an open mind is also advantageous; be willing to try new things even if they aren't "the norm" or how everyone else does them; this can lead to unexpected discoveries!

Be Proactive in Your Learning and Development

Success in any field (including design) requires a proactive approach to growth and education.

Take the time to educate yourself on industry trends and best practices; attend workshops or conferences; network with other designers; ask questions; experiment with different techniques; find mentors who can guide you through challenging times... All of these activities will broaden your knowledge so that when a challenge arises, you will be prepared!

In conclusion, positivity is as important as (if not more important than) technique when it comes to producing successful design work.

Mindset is about being open to learning new things and trying new approaches, being resilient when encountering setbacks, remaining focused on achieving goals regardless of how challenging they may appear at first, and having an attitude of gratitude for all that life has bestowed upon us thus far.

By mastering our mindset, we can produce work that stands apart from the competition, work that we are proud of, and that brings us success!

Thanks for reading!