Burdening yourself with trying to "change the world" can cause paralysis and disappointment. There's a better way.
By The 99U Team
If you think your anxiety or grumpiness is distracting you from your creative process, think again. The very feelings that make creativity painful can enable your best work.
The "cult of optimism" has taught us to set strict goals and adhere to them. But instead we should embrace uncertainty and remain flexible.
Complacency and comfort are poison pills for the creative mind.
Buzzfeed's VP of Design on how he collaborates with other teams when working on the same project.
When failure happens, and it will, the important part is to not let it destroy you.
When you're thinking about starting a company, think about if you actually want to run that company.
It's okay to turn down a job, because there is always someone else who wants to take it.
Instead of throwing money at a person, you can throw a little bit of time and teaching to help them truly get better.
Know thyself, know the what and why of all you're doing, and most importantly DBAD.
By Kiana S.
The moment you decide to create opportunities without asking for permission is when its time to invite yourself to new possibilities.
Break things down and then walk into the mess with all of your senses turned up. Then, and only then, will you find something amazing in all of the wreckage.
What do you want people to say about you in the different roles you play in life? Decide, then put it on your calendar.
What are people using? What's getting more popular? Look at the rising columns around you.
Your creative work can make the world a better place. But only if you allow yourself to shock, disgust, and—yes—even fail.