Make something terrible

Go to Amazon or Rotten Tomatoes, pick your worst book or movie, sort it by 5-star reviews.

There you’ll read all the glorious and magnificent things you missed.

Pick your best book or movie, sort it by 1-star reviews.

There you’ll read things that might infuriate you, because how dare these people say such horrible things about something you hold so dear.

The point is, you can’t please everyone.

Remember that when it comes to your own work. It doesn’t matter what you create or do. Paint, draw, music, photography, writing, creating films. The list goes on.

“If you want to make everyone happy – sell ice-cream.” – Steve Jobs

Otherwise, continue with your craft. Your audience will find you.

Do you to the best of your abilities.

Be the best you, you can be.


Start by making something terrible. Something completely new. Something unique to you.

Then, make it slightly better.

Don’t copy others. Be inspired by others.
By their philosophies and their principles.

Then, make it a lot better.

Then, make something great.

Inspired by
Casey Neistat

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  1. Excellent advice. You can’t make everyone happy and not everyone is going to like your work. Create for the ones that do. They will find you. A great quote by Steve Jobs. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

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  2. This is so true. No matter how great your work is you can never please everyone. So just keep doing your best and you never know you might reach great heights some day!

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