Michael Bierut on practice

“You have to do a lot to get good at what you do. It’s more than practicing; you have to do bad things before you can do good things and if you’re any good at all you have a curse because you can tell the bad things are bad. If you’re not talented you can’t tell – you do crappy stuff and you think it’s great. I remember when I was younger, all along I would have an image in my mind of what I wanted and then it would get out there and it just wouldn’t quite be there and other times I would get it almost all the way there and time would run out, or my talent or my abilities would run out. You have to just keep doing that and doing that is the only way to get better.”

— Michael Bierut (via)