Things I learned teaching at various art schools here and there. This includes lessons & ideas I have initiated, things that I have learned from students, and stuff gleaned from assigned texts.
Nate Smith, Playing in the pocket @ Drum trainer online, 2018: Be a cool person, Be patient, Always do your homework.
There is no "art world". There are hunderds of different worlds, some overlapping, some not. If one u like wont have u, u will need to start your own.
Let other artists do the work for you! The more you know what other artists have been up to, the easier it is to skip past all the bits which they have already resolved.
Whatever it is you find yourself doing while procrastinating from the thing you are supposed to be doing is often the thing you should be doing.
Ambition is like alcohol — a-little everyday is helpful (otherwise you wouldn't answer emails, or hit deadlines), a-lot every once in a while can work wonders, and too much all the time will ruin everything.
Often not until the next thing is made (or several next things), is it possible to tell if the current thing was any good :-/