Making Something Teaches You The Most Valuable Skills

When you make something, you’re embarking on the unknown.

Just a few steps in and you realize you didn’t account for everything. Hardly much actually. There’s so much that you don’t know that you need to know, now.

Doubt seeps in. Tasks pile up. You turn around.

“No shame in heading back. Not much time or energy spent. Besides, the ones who care will be happy to know I’m comfortable,” you think to yourself.

But something grips you. You resume your course into the unknown and you don’t know why. All you know is you have to make sense of this, on your own.

On your journey, you re-discover memories you forgot you had and people you forgot you knew. All of your past experiences coalesce into the present and become tools to help you navigate.

And thanks to your perseverance, by chance or through some greater power, you figure it out.

Tension becomes excitement. From here, the rest is easy.

Before you know it, you’re looking back at what you’ve made. What was once a thought is now here, before your eyes.

The creative process helps you improve invaluable skills. You learn how to:

  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Put first things first
  • Plan just enough
  • Listen to understand
  • Encourage disagreement
  • Trust your self
  • Build on your strengths
  • Tell better stories

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