There seems to be a secret formula for the most successful and creative people out there. The ability to rise above the rest and make something amazing takes plenty of strength, support and timing. It also takes strategy, and this list of rules created by Tanner Christensen of Creative Something showcases a recipe for success that’s easier said than done.

But with discipline, this list is a reminder to always keep around; worthy of a wallet, fridge or even a frame. Looking back at the most successful and creative people I’ve ever known, or even just heard of, I get the impression that they all passed around a list just like this.

What’s your recipe for success? Do you take cold showers every morning like TNW founder, Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten? Share your secrets with us below, and maybe we can all learn a thing or two about the rules of a creator’s life!