Why make ugly things?

If you want to make beautiful things, you have to first make ugly things… until your skills improve enough to create the kind of results that you want.

If you only make beautiful things, you’re not learning and growing… you’re just sticking to skills you’ve already developed, rather than stretching them or creating new ones.

Learning to love making ugly things – to be proud of them just as you are the beautiful things – is to be able to make more beautiful things than you thought possible, thanks to your celebration of growth, rather than just results.

What ugly things have you made lately?