Shitty first drafts

March 19, 2019

Ever heard of "shitty first drafts"?

The idea is that when you're creating something, you draft the entire thing before you go back and improve parts of it. In other words, you create a shitty first draft.

For a (rehabilitating?) perfectionist like me, it's painful.

But it works. I recorded ten videos for my upcoming course today. Am I happy with all of them? No. Are they done? Yes!

And now everything feels different. The pressure is off. I can focus on improving the videos I already have. For some reason, that feels worlds different than creating the first version.

Not sure why, but I'm rolling with it... and maybe you should roll with it next time, too.

Yours,

— Peter

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