If you are a creative struggling with patience, slow down.
You master the fundamentals first.
You copy the greats and then develop your own voice.
This foundation is critical.
You learn a business before you get to become the CEO.
And remember: Time is the magic part.
“Understand: the greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience, the almost inevitable desire to hurry up the process, express something, and make a splash. What happens in such a case is that you do not master the basics; you have no real vocabulary at your disposal. What you mistake for being creative and distinctive is more likely an imitation of other people’s style, or personal rantings that do not really express anything. Audiences, however, are hard to fool.”
–Robert Greene, Mastery