Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly … at first.NLP Comprehensive
When I was a student, I read Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones, director of the ‘Looney Tunes’ cartoons. A story from that book made a deep impression on me—I don’t remember it exactly, but let me share the gist of it.
When he was starting out, a senior animator told Jones everyone has about 10,000 lousy drawings in them that they need to get rid of, before they can really start drawing.
Jones used that ‘10,000 lousy drawings’ line to spur himself, drawing and re-drawing just so he could get that one perfect drawing.
In his career, Jones was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning thrice. Makes those 10,000 lousy drawings worth doing.