More creative output.
Because that’s what the greats have done.
- Picasso made 50,000 works of art.
- Mozart wrote 600 music pieces.
- Martin Scorsese has 65 directing credits as of this post.
- Beethoven wrote 650 pieces .
- BoingBoing.net has 343,000 indexed blog posts right now.
- Bach has 1,000 works under his belt.
If you are in any type of creative work, you must pay attention to this point.
Do the work.
To generate a handful of masterworks, Mozart composed more than 600 pieces before his death at thirty-five, Beethoven produced 650 in his lifetime, and Bach wrote over a thousand. In a study of over 15,000 classical music compositions, the more pieces a composer produced in a given five-year window, the greater the spike in the odds of a hit. Picasso’s oeuvre includes more than 1,800 paintings, 1,200 sculptures, 2,800 ceramics, and 12,000 drawings, not to mention prints, rugs, and tapestries—only a fraction of which have garnered acclaim.
-Adam Grant, Originals