Do The Worst You Can

“The thing that we learned, though, is that: every one of our films, when we start off, they suck.”

– Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Studios

Do the worst you can.

We often poison our ambitions by comparing our first attempts to others finished products.

In doing so we fail to recognize that almost everything great started out bad.

All masterpieces start as sketches, all films as rough drafts, all books as outlines.  

Give yourself permission to do the worst you can and then make it better.

Don’t give up before you start.



P.S.
Checkout this blog post about how the Oscar winning movie Toy Story’s early drafts were terrible.

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