- Nobody is born with good taste
- Your eye for design is honed, not inherent
- Hone your eye for design by continually exposing yourself to great work, creating & learning concurrently, and understanding the psychology behind design principles
Raw talent is pure BS. Your eye for design is honed, not inherent. I share 12 things you can start doing immediately to hone your eye for design.
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Many of us are under the misconception that some people are born with an “eye” for design.
They call it “raw talent”.
I call BS.
Your favorite creators are not special genetic specimens.
Your “eye” for design is honed. Not inherent.
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I’ve learned that no amount of coaching, fancy apps, “creativity hacks & tips” etc, will make up for:
Get these right first.
They are the highest impact things you can do.
Ignoring these is like a student ignoring the fundamental concepts needed to ace an exam and instead focusing on color-coding their notes, using fancy study apps, and organizing their study space with intricate decorations.
Master the basics. Everything else falls into place.
Most nonfiction books should've been 1000-word articles.
I find myself abandoning a lot of books right around the 25-30% mark.
Not because they're bad, but because I fully get the gist by that point and it's right around when the repetition of examples and ideas begins.
I'm okay with abandoning a book midway now. Just a couple years ago, I would power through the whole thing in fear of missing out on some crucial ideas in the later chapters.
Now, I just have fun with it. If it piques my interest, great – I'll buy it, read the chapters that seem interesting, get what I came for and move onto the next one.
I think a lot of these authors are just trying to meet some sort of quota. I dunno.
There's elegance in brevity.
So many of these "gurus" telling us to take cold showers and cold plunges 😂 😂
If you’re tired all the time:
Stick to high-impact basics. These little micro-optimizations aren't going to change anything.
Enjoy your hot showers 🔥🚿