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Every found that you start and stop on your 'craft'? In their book ‘Art & Fear’ Bayles and Orland have some pretty decent wisdom that we can apply to our journey of Potential.


Gotta love this short story…


“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on the quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the ‘quantity’ group: fifty pounds of pots rated an ‘A,’ forty pounds a ‘B,’ and so on. Those being graded on ‘quality,’ however, needed to produce only one pot—albeit a perfect one—to get an ‘A.’ Well, came grading and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the ‘quantity’ group was busily churning out piles of work—and learning from their mistakes—the ‘quality’ group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.”(Bayles and Orland)


Does it have to be perfect?

Nope.

Just give your best.


Less Overthinking, More Potential


With ARETE,


Sean


p.s as founder of facebook Zuckerberg has been quoted to say “Done is better than perfect”.

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Copyright - Becoming a Student of Potential (2018)