If you set yourself a high threshold for what you produce, creating anything becomes much harder.
If you want to create something incredible, putting the pressure on yourself that it needs to be excellent limits you from even wanting to put your foot in the water.
On the other hand, if you define a threshold for yourself that is achievable without needing to create something amazing, you gain two things:
- You can at least output something, and something is better than nothing
- Moving forward is motivational; momentum builds and that helps you to create better outputs in the future
The key is to define the threshold very clearly. Whether you surpass it or not doesn’t matter as long as you achieve it, but by giving it a clear definition, you always have a minimum standard to fall back to even when your ability to execute varies.
Creating something excellent will come with time, but if you never start, you’ll never get anywhere.