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Casually Norm: Excuses Are A Darkness

Everything we create from a passion or desire has value. Whether that “thing” makes us money, brings followers, page views, or something else…if you’re proud of what you’ve spent time on, the value is your own.

I have something in particular I’ve wanted to start, but I’ve been putting it off under the guise of excuses. Valid excuses, but excuses nonetheless.

I’m going to remain vague because it’s not something I’m willing to share yet, but suffice it to say that when I look at existing work in the field I often feel that I could do so much better than many existing works. When I actually sit down and try it though, I’m way too critical of my own work to read any value into what I’m doing.

On the other hand, “sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something”. It’s a process of iteration and refinement, and I need to find the patience to be patient and tolerant of my own inadequate and nooby output. I’m harder on myself than anyone else, and I don’t know why.

It’s hard being your own worst enemy, but it’s something I have to conquer. The first step is always the hardest.

⩇ January 26th, 2014