Creating Bad Work: the Key to Success

Drew Dernavic is a successful cartoonist, working for The New Yorker.


He took this picture of a pile of his cartoons:


✅ Accepted ("Yes") vs. ❌ Rejected ("No")


This is a good reminder.


Whatever you create:

🔹 Articles

🔹 Videos

🔹 Podcasts

🔹 Algorithms

🔹 Data visualizations


Your work can be bad.


In the beginning, it will be bad.


My first LinkedIn article was.


I still have lots to learn, but I've surely improved my writing.


If we are afraid to create bad work, our work will never be good.

❌ No experimentation

❌ No feedback

❌ No learning


Want to grow your "Yes"-pile?


Dare to create a bad version.




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