The prospect of doing something is often more intimidating than the actual act of doing it. In a world seemingly designed to distract us, it is really easy to defer something awkward or difficult to another time, imagining that our future self will be better equipped to handle the task. In general terms we avoidContinue reading “Beat Procrastination… Tomorrow?”
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The Taste Gap – Why Everything You Make Sucks.
You know what you like. We naturally form an opinion about everything we consume, consciously or subconsciously, as we form a ‘taste’ for things. For many people embarking on a creative endeavour this can highlight the differences between things you enjoy, and your own creations. This difference is known as the ‘taste gap.’ You mightContinue reading “The Taste Gap – Why Everything You Make Sucks.”
Get better at anything – David Bayles
This story is based on making art, but the principal can be used for any endeavour you want to get better at. A pottery class was split into two groups. One was instructed to make as many pots as possible, and that they would be marked just on how many pots they produced. The otherContinue reading “Get better at anything – David Bayles”
How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution
The start of a new year feels significant, as we can easily look back over the last 12 months and sum up our successes and failures. The idea of ‘starting fresh’ in a new year is attractive, but considering how many resolutions fail to stick, there has to be more than that to making longContinue reading “How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution”