It’s actually quite simple. Do more of it. Do the work you have the urge to do, then do the opposite. Then, do what’s in between. The trick is to produce a lot of work. It doesn’t have to be good, but it has to have a purpose.
The thing is, most folks are their own worst critics. When creative people create, they only see the flaws. They forego the positive parts of the work. I know I do. Often times I go back and look at my own work from years past. Work that I hated at the time - work that I found useless and uncreative. I look at it now and think - “Hey actually look pretty good”. My mind can’t help but wander to the possibility where I would have continued to output more work on a more consistent basis. Where would I be now?
The answer is - I’d be here but, doing better and better work.
So produce. Despite criticism, despite laziness and despite yourself. The more work you do, the better you get.
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.
Dmitry N. Rusakov