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John Lasseter, a founder of Pixar, was quoted in The New York Times from a Charlie Rose interview about the creative process. In the interview, Lasseter explained that mistakes are an inevitable part of the creative process, so hurry up and start making them. “Every Pixar film was the worst motion picture ever made at one time or another…but we don’t give up on them.”
Hugo Lindgreen, the article’s author, reminds us “just how deep in the muck of mediocrity a creative project can sink as it takes those first vulnerable steps from luxurious abstraction to unforgiving reality.”
Lindgreen adds, (all us creative types, pay special attention): “It’s really about where you take the idea, and how committed you are to solving the endless problems that come up in the execution.”
You know, there’s not really much I can add to all this. Basically, don’t expect your next idea to write itself down perfectly and flawlessly, anymore than your last idea did. Careful of damaging self-criticism. Read the link to the entire article. And don't give up.
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