Monday, 28 June 2010


“One sometimes learns more from a lost race than a victory.”

So criticism is often more useful than praise.
And we define ourselves by how open we are to learning and growing.
Lazy people don’t want to grow.
They just want to be told what they’re doing is right.
They’re happy to just stay on the rung they’re on.
People who are good, want to grow.
They want to get off this rung and onto the next rung.
They want to get all the way up the ladder.
So they’re not looking for praise, they’re looking for criticism.
As Eric Clapton said, “If you’re any good at all, you know you can be better.”


Chicken Awesome said...

This is a fantastic post. I knew a lot of designers who were, unfortunately, "married" to their work.

My wife, who is also a designer, takes criticism of her work seriously: with a pen and paper, ready to take notes.

Helen Butterworth said...

That makes me laugh - obviously she is a great designer !!!

I got it from Dave Trotts blog, if you havent check it out at :

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