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The Practice

The Practice is the process of consistently growing in your craft as a creative. As a creative, the way to get better is to consistently practice by doing.

Creation is not a comparative against [others] โ€” itโ€™s a comparative against yourself. What you make next is only comparable to what you made before. Even if youโ€™ve havenโ€™t made anything, itโ€™s only comparable to what you made before, which is nothing, therefore you have literally nothing to lose by starting. You can not fail just by making the first one.

โ€”Markiplier (via Corridor Digital)

The practice of creation is one that we should do because itโ€™s fun, fulfilling, helps people, and provides you with a sense of accomplishment and purpose. We should go through this practice regardless of external validation; we canโ€™t control the number of likes or views something gets, but we can control us producing on a regular basis to slowly get better at it.

Alice Lemรฉe encourages publishing โ€œgarbageโ€:

Donโ€™t forget โ€” regularly publishing crap is how you get to the good part. Embrace it.