How to Improve

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I've been thinking a lot about practice since Wednesday, when I encouraged you to praise practice. And while it's true that the way to learn good writing is to read and mimic good writing, this approach works for a great many other disciplines as well.

For example, FreddieW (an incredibly popular YouTuber) highly recommends that you keep creating stuff and practice by copying stuff other people have done. Brandon (Freddie's "partner in crime") also notes that people get hung up trying to make one epic movie, when it's far better to focus on producing a bunch of little projects (check out his reasons why in the same video at 6:28).

In other words: The way to improve is to keep practicing while observing that which is good. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed by trying to be too perfect or too impressive.

Put another way: Stay humble.

We hinder our ability to learn and grow when we feel like we have to master something before we can try it out.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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