My new life motto is “messy, messy, messy, CLEAN”, meaning:
Whatever you produce at first is going to suck. And so I’ve found that if I don’t give myself permission to be awful I never start anything.
This reminds me that it’s not only okay to be bad but it’s a fundamental part of the process.
I haven’t fully internalized this yet but that’s why it’s the life motto. Please feel free to remind me of it in the future.