Worry Makes It Good

Philosophy by Adam on 2006-03-08 04:27

“People who do good work often think that whatever they’re working on is no good. Others see what they’ve done and are full of wonder, but the creator is full of worry. This pattern is no coincidence: it is the worry that made the work good.”

From Being Popular by Paul Graham

(I would add that it is not just work that is made good by intensive self-criticism, but oneself as well.)

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