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10 lessons from the book "Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity" by Hugh MacLeod 

1. Trust Your Intuition: Creativity often stems from trusting your instincts and following your intuition. Don't be afraid to take risks and pursue ideas that resonate with you, even if they seem unconventional or contrary to popular opinion.

2. Embrace Your Uniqueness: Your uniqueness is your greatest asset. Embrace your quirks, flaws, and idiosyncrasies, as they contribute to your individuality and creative expression.

3. Don't Wait for Permission: You don't need permission to be creative or pursue your passions. Give yourself permission to create, experiment, and express yourself without seeking validation from others.

4. Start Small: Break down your creative goals into small, manageable steps. Focus on making incremental progress each day, rather than waiting for the perfect moment or opportunity to start.

5. Ignore Critics and Naysayers: Don't let criticism or negativity deter you from pursuing your creative vision. Learn to ignore the voices of critics and naysayers who seek to undermine your confidence and enthusiasm.

6. Find Your Voice: Authenticity is key to creative success. Find your unique voice and perspective, and use it to communicate your ideas, beliefs, and experiences with clarity and conviction.

7. Embrace Constraints: Constraints can be catalysts for creativity. Embrace limitations, constraints, and obstacles as opportunities to think outside the box and find innovative solutions.

8. Fail Fast, Fail Often: Failure is an inevitable part of the creative process. Embrace failure as a learning opportunity, and don't be afraid to experiment, iterate, and refine your ideas through trial and error.

9. Stay Curious and Open-Minded: Cultivate a curious and open-minded attitude towards life. Explore new interests, seek out diverse perspectives, and remain receptive to inspiration and insights from unexpected sources.

10. Keep Going: Persistence is essential for creative success. Stay committed to your creative pursuits, even in the face of setbacks, rejection, or self-doubt. Keep going, keep creating, and trust that your efforts will eventually pay off.

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