I’ll openly admit that I have no idea what it takes to be a creative director.

However, I do know that the job doesn’t come easy.

There’s a lot that freelancers can learn form creative directors and Just Creative has put together a fantastic list of some of their best habits.

“#1 Always Do Your Best Work, Put Your Best Foot Forward

Learn to develop your own creative genius. Push yourself constantly to do your best work, and better.

Always enter a project with a great attitude. I know this may sound cliché but there’s nothing better than putting your best energy into every project you do—regardless of how small the project may be.

Use every project as a means to hone your skill.

From a personal growth standpoint, a logo for a family friend and a website for a more pronounced client should receive the same amount of gumption and enthusiasm. Be excited for every project that walks through your door. You learn so much from personal experience.

The only way to get better is to jump into projects, create more often and challenge yourself.”

Check out the other 9 habits at Just Creative.