If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Ideas are very precious to me, and when I see ideas dying, it hurts. I see a tragedy. To me it feels like a moral wrong. It feels like a moral injustice, and if i think there is anything I can do about it, I feel it’s my responsibility to do so. Not opportunity, but responsibility.
Ideas are very precious to me. And when I see ideas dying, it hurts. I see a tragedy. To me it feels like a moral wrong, it feels like an injustice. And if I think there’s anything I can do about it, I feel it’s my responsibility to do so. Not opportunity, but responsibility.
One of the most import things I think a really good designer does is excercise a large amount of self-criticism; that you are able to look at your own work and figure out what’s not right about it and what you can do to make it better, and you’re willing to do this over and over and over again. Don’t accept done for good, and don’t accept good for excellent.
start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
literally, ignore them.
don’t invite any parts of them into your space.