Don’t Try to be Original

….just try to be good. 

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Man, I love this quote. It goes against so much we are taught. Find your niche, be unique: compete, compete, compete.

This often results in impractical innovation over simple, beautiful utility. 

You can see it everywhere, from architecture to your spreadsheet. Yes. Maybe all those functions aren’t necessary. Maybe they are in there to one-up your coworkers. (Maybe not.)

But think about this in your craft, whatever it is. Are you just trying to make something new to say that you did? Or are you trying to be the best at what you’re doing, no matter what form that takes?

 

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