What's the best artistic advice you've ever been given?

You are told countless things throughout your career and given direction and guidance from a variety of people, all of whom play a part in shaping your role as a designer or creative. But it’s really up to you to determine what sticks and what you leave behind. Whether it’s from a mentor, a colleague, a professor, or a creative you admire, there are bits of wisdom that you’ve carried with you—and maybe one, perhaps, that is a true standout.

Michael Cronan once told Dan StilesBite off more than you can chew, and then chew it.Amy Graver recommends, “Never stop learning.” (Personally, I won’t ever forget a friend who advised, “It doesn’t matter who does it first, it matters who does it best.”)

So tell us: what’s the best artistic advice you’ve ever been given? Comment below and let us know.