Willingness To Be Wrong

A woman in a denim jacket with "right to be wrong" written on it. Whether you're a designer, programmer, marketer, engineer, or artist, you're a creative. We're all creatives. And as a creative, you have to be willing to be wrong. You can't push the boundaries if you're always right, if you never make a mistake. You can't invent or create something revolutionary that moves the entire industry forward or in a new direction. Without taking risks, you will never stand out or be remembered in history books. And even more importantly, you will never make a difference. What can you do to improve your wrongness? Create more. Share more. Put yourself out there and don't expect extraordinary results. Most of the things you create will not be hits. But if you're lucky, if you find the right audience, you will make an impact. However, that's not the point. The point is in the process. Create and share generously. That's all you can do. Anything else is just a bonus.

Whether you’re a designer, programmer, marketer, engineer, or artist, you’re a creative. We’re all creatives.

And as a creative, you have to be willing to be wrong.

You can’t push the boundaries if you’re always right, if you never make a mistake. You can’t invent or create something revolutionary that moves the entire industry forward or in a new direction.

Without taking risks, you will never stand out or be remembered in history books. And even more importantly, you will never make a difference.

What can you do to improve your wrongness?

Create more. Share more. Put yourself out there and don’t expect extraordinary results. Most of the things you create will not be hits. But if you’re lucky, if you find the right audience, you will make an impact. And that’s more than enough.

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