1. Never stop learning
While I use most of my projects as learning vehicles, I find that this isn’t enough. You should never stop learning. What would you learn and how would your view change if you went to 1,000 meet ups? As designers, our minds need to be as flexible as possible. Learning something new helps us see more and more possibilities and make connections that previously weren’t there.
via Ten More Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be – design mind on GOOD – GOOD.
A great list of reminders on what it takes to become a great designer.