I love this quote by Ernest Hemingway:
“The first draft of anything is shit.”
What he meant to say is no one starts out as a master of their craft.
Even when we have no idea what we’re doing, it’s so important to believe in our ability to create and to learn to know what we’re doing. Usually, our great ideas are accompanied by very little knowledge on how to turn them into tangible things. That said, our first inklings of creativity are, almost always, complete crap.
That’s where real world experience of doing it comes in. We all start out producing crap and thinking it’s great, but persistence is what turns it into work that’s actually great. Practice and repetition, along with being open to trying new things, make us better artists.
In order to produce anything we have to believe in ourselves.
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