Skyrocket you projects by controlling inner critic
Whatever task you got – be it layout design or spreadsheets or coding or jumping on the turtles and collecting stars – Any of them require concentration, attention to details and a measure of criticism.
You need to adjust and readjust column width, move logo from left to right, make the font bold, put clear comments to the html. The skill and mastery comes when you need to spend less time doing it and quite in an automatic mode and also be satisfied with the result quicker. That how productivity grows and more skilled people suppose to get better outcome.
But how is it in reality? Does the level of inner critic grows too, or his standards change? Could it be that with more repetition of the same stages it become more rigid and creativity blurs by its concrete skill set?
Maybe level of criticism grows exponentially to the experience and its harder and harder to actually accomplish the goal.
And another side of it that all our inner critics are on the different levels of their strength and aesthetics so your boss will always have quite a different one behind his glasses.
It becomes a problem for you if you indulge to your criticism too much and try to bring your task to the higher level of your own standard but in a lot of cases it won’t meet the same appraisal from the next person in your work line.
The pictures from photographer are not from the right angle for the designer, photoshopped images from the designer are not sharp and small enough for the web developer, the website layout looks outdated for the project manager. The chain goes on, linking back to the previous team member and creates messy complicated project.
And we can blame it on poor research or planning, not suitable style of graphics or other even personal likes and dislikes but the real reason is in the critical mass of criticism. So even some projects can combust because of the high level of group input of judjements.
And it seems becoming a norm to be over critical and opinionated about everything in the world ran by media frenzy and competition. So what would be a solution then?
We have to go back to the starting point of our attention and awareness and actually control criticism so it won’t stall the creative flow. We need to stop feeding importance of our own critical mind and look at giving others the opportunity to perform their part in the natural environment of trust, so everyone’s view won’t be stained by negativity and will produce positive results.
Defuse the critical bomb starting from yourself!
I had an idea to find some word randomizer or creator and almighty google gave me this brilliant tool - Random Word Generator that you can find at http://www.nexi.com/fun/rw/index.html
So you need to input a few words into this simple form and hit the button and check out the result. On the first go it asked me to enter at least 10 words or more and there is a simple instruction on how to choose the theme. As I got stuck on the first try with only 6 words I decided to ask my girlfriend to give me some and she went: “Affirmation, Security, Reassurance…”
Hold on – I thought, I can’t use her particular stream of consciousness and apply it to my very random list, so I tricked her into giving me 10+ words I needed for my little experiment.
Here is her list: Affirmation, security, reassurance, faith, trust, gentleness, peace, harmony, certitude, love, presence, silence, child.
What else one would expect from a female holding the latest Julia Cameron book in one hand and a fountain pen filled with turquoise ink in another? So, I was full of good expectations and here is the result:
SECURITH PRESS AFFIRMONY PEASSURITY SECURANCE GENCE REACE REASSURITY FAITY CERTITH GENTLENCE CERTION FAITUDE SILD CHILENTLENTLENESS GENESS SILENTLENCE CERTITY SILENESS GENESENCE CHILENCE CHILENESS AFFIRMATITH AFFIRMATITY REASSURITH PEASSURITH CHILENTLENTLENTLENESSGENTLENTLENCE HARMATITY HARMATION PRESENESS SILENTLENESS CHILENTLENCE HARMATITH SILENTLENTLENCE CHILENTLENESS PRESENTLENESS PRESENTLENTLENESS PEASSURANCE SILENTLENTLENTLENCE CHILENTLENTLENCE GENESENESS GENTLENTLENTLENTLENCEPRESENTLENCE SILENTLENTLENTLENTLENCE
Friend of mine known as Ginger asked me to design something with words Go Vegan – so after a bit of doodling and scaning and brushing-up the logo – here comes the result of 20 minutes hard work. Any comments?
Today I came up with these designs – a tribute to school notebook back page scribbles. I didn’t choose the colour of the T-Shirts yet but already printed out the transparencies. If you want to be the first one wearing these “unkool” designs – book now! Limited edition, high quality inks and tees and super original unkool look guaranteed! For 50 quid you can buy exclusive rights for one of them for life and the T-Shirt of your favorite colour.