Moving on

A reminder to myself about the second hardest part of the creative process


Whenever I ship something, I feel a temptation to revisit my project and polish it. There is also magnetic force to look at stats, look for tweets, listen to opinions and rejoice in claps.

While reflecting on what’s been done allows for learning, very soon the project feels old and the spiral of nostalgia turns into paralysis, which often leads to depression.

The best artists and professionals I have known are already creating the next thing while the audience is still savoring their latest piece.

The hardest part is probably shipping. The second hardest is moving on.