When you were a little kid, did your parents hang your kindergarten artwork up on the refrigerator? Did you make a drawing of you and your mom as stick figures holding hands under a crayon rainbow and fold it in half and write “Happy Mother’s Day” on the inside?
David Bayles and Ted Orland, in their excellent research-based book, Art & Fear, Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking, offer this brief, but effective “OPERATING MANUAL FOR NOT QUITTING:
“One of the most effective things you can do to build better habits is to join a culture where your desired behavior is the normal behavior. ”
-James Clear. “Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results.”