Producing lots of work

One of the core things I believe about doing good work is that you first need to produce a lot of (probably bad) work in the same craft (ideally even using the same technology).01


This presents a hard-to-swallow implication for someone like me that has many interests and not enough free time to devote to all of them: that I wont be able to put in the required volume of work in any of them.

I think this amounts to a more technical definition of “spreading yourself thin.”


  1. I mean “technology” broadly, including stuff like oil paints or maybe a type of ceramic glaze (I don’t know pottery). ↩︎

  2. Disclaimer: I haven’t read Gladwell’s book, so he might cover this distinction 🤷‍♂️. ↩︎