“… if in the process of doing [creative exercises] you don’t make at least one thing that you’re too embarrassed to show anyone, then you’re probably doing it wrong. As hard as it can be, the goal is to let go and let things flow. You’re likely to make some genuinely bad stuff along the way, but I’d wager that the benefits will end up outweighing all that.”
Steven Belledin, ‘Exercise Those Chops‘ on Muddy Colors
Your “bad stuff” may not be someone else’s idea of “bad”.
Your “bad stuff” today may be better than your “good stuff” from a few years ago.
Don’t focus on comparison but on personal exploration, discovery, development. Focus less on and care less about outcome than process.
At worst you’ll end up with a ruin.