Benefits Of Thinking Big, Global Influence Of Design On The World
Would be great if your work would change the world isn't it? I've already passioned about it for several years and each year I have more and more passion for changing the world with design in a good way...
I enjoy creating things. I enjoy building things...
And someone wrote that if you want to be successful you need to produce. Being a producer of products or services is the only way... Consuming will not give you the same.
I live in a country where we have awful user experience almost in everything. From government entities to simplest things that you can't even imagine. Such as buildings, transportation etc. So, what useful can I tell you about user experience if I live in such not user-friendly place? I have a reason why I can teach about user experience and other design principles. It's because I always was hungry for best design solution not only in the digital environment but and in life experience. Anytime when I have some negative experience I do not complain about it... Well, ok. To be honest, I complain a little bit in my mind, but right after that, I start thinking about the solution of how it can be improved. I search for right questions and then for an answer.
I travel several times a year in different countries. And sometimes I think If I was born in another country where UX is ok in most of the things I wouldn't become a designer. Because I wouldn't have this burning desire to fix something and change it in a good way. Or even invent something that will simplify lives of human beings.
Now it's not about countries or even continents. I can see things that could be improved in the whole world.
Designers are artists. Since we are creating and I'm sure if we want to achieve something big we need to create something big. But if we only on the start of our track then we should start small to not be disappointed quite this wonderful way. No one born with the ability for creating big things. It's usually a hard working process before we can see a good outcome and then great, big outcome.
Successful designers failed many times before they achieved success. Creative crises are a part of success.
We can handle many design fields, but would be better to focus at one at a time. Someone said that in 30 we have 80% of productive time ahead and 50 we still have 40%. So, we have enough time. The question is how we spend it. Success is only a question of time and your burning desire.
Famous musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors have spent at least 10,000 hours in their fields. Some of them spent even 14,000 hours. It's 7-10 years before they achieved a great success.
You think you should be high intelligent to be successful? With a positive, optimistic, and cooperative attitude a person with an IQ of 100 will earn more money, win more respect, and achieve more success than a negative, pessimistic, uncooperative individual with an IQ of 120.
Stop selling you so short.
"Life is too short to be little." - Disraeli
Thinking big in creative professions opens a lot of doors. It allows thinking outside of a box. It's the reason why we have exponential progress in tech world nowadays.
Thus, the most important thing in creative professions is to think big. Don't go only in details and routine work. Left some time for big global projects. Start with personal projects and make them so cool that other people will like it and help you to achieve even bigger success.