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Destroy your work

As artists we tend to get caught up in our own creations. Some tend to hoard their work. Hoard their ideas, their processes, their insights. This is detrimental to the creative process. 

I think creatively we have to destroy our own work. We have to spread it and share it. Share the ideas, the processes, the insights and the secrets. But, most importantly, we have to no get attached to the work. The reason is simple - it can be better. It should always be better. 

You can improve anything. Whatever is in front of you, whatever you think is the best thing ever - that thing can be improved. It can be improved for someone. It can be refined. It can be rethought and reorganized. It can be redesigned and re-imagined. Someone is out there thinking about it. Someone is redoing your work. Reviewing it, critiquing it, and then figuring out how to do it better. There’s no point in waiting for someone to do that - you can do it yourself. Destroy your work. Iterate it. Improve it and destroy it again. 

It’s a never-ending process. Enjoy it.

Dmitry N. Rusakov

#everydaycreativebattle 93/365

This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.