The election of Donald Trump may finally have resolved this ambiguity — and tragically so. Because while we readers of HuffPo, watchers of Comedy Central, and students of the New York Times only ever saw “Donald Trump the Absurd,” the heartland of America saw Mr. Smith, aka, Donald Trump, who wanted to go to Washington. He met America where America was, and he promised her that he would cure the disease that America thinks Washington is. He promised to “drain the swamp.” And so desperate were so many for the idea that maybe this outsider could actually succeed that a significant number voted for him, despite the endless list of absurd ideas, and embarrassing (and worse) behavior.
All you can do is improve. Constantly improve. And the one, single way to do that is to set whatever you’re working on loose, gather feedback and try again. You repeat this process every time you make something, and sooner or later, you’re going to get better.