I was checking out Stanford University’s d. school page the other day. Very cool site focused on the integration of design and other areas of living. Stanford may be the academic leader in this conversion – I encourage you to check out their site.
As I was browsing there was a photo of a sign that hangs in their hall:
NOTHING IS A MISTAKE
THERE’S NO WIN
AND NO FAIL
This is the essence of creativity. All too often we get bogged down in self-doubt, self-editing, and self-destruction. We want things to be perfect when there is no perfect. There is just MAKE.
Like The Great One, Wayne Gretzky said, “The only guarantee is that you’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Something like that…
The point is, do what you do. Don’t edit. Don’t erase. Don’t paint over. Just create.