The following artists have transformed the way the world sees, appreciates, and creates art. Each of these artists had their own share of struggle, turmoil, and rejection. Yet they all remained innovative and daring against the odds. Entrepreneurs and other leaders can learn from their creative strategies.
1. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
Michelangelo needed very little sleep and was usually so drawn up in his work that he would spend weeks in the same clothes and shoes. His servant reported that when Michelangelo did take off his shoes, the skin on his feet would peel off like a snake’s.
Michelangelo was a highly focused artist, but his creativity wasn’t something he took for granted. He wrote, “Critique by creating.”
Michelangelo felt that he could respond to others by doing a better job than they could.
Lesson for leaders: Don’t waste your time criticizing. Start making your own product or solution…
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