One of the greatest impediments to creativity is impatience. It pays to value and embrace the creative process. It’s the only way to master any skill.
Edison went through thousands of prototypes before getting the electric light bulb right. He became famous for saying “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Genius can only show up in your work when you show up enough times to work through the average. That’s what kept Thomas Edison sane. He knew that every failure was a step closer to the right solution that will actual work.