Learning to do and learning to recognise
The process of learning is supported by two pillars: learning to do and learning to recognise.
Learning to do is investing our time in doing the work: we write, take photographs and play musical instruments. Every day we become better, as long as we’re fueled by creativity.
Learning to recognise is the process of identifying good work. We might not always point out the specifics, but sometimes we just feel that book is well-written, photos were taken by a professional and song was probably written by a famous composer.
We should remember that these two skills improve at a different pace. We’re instinctively applying our ability to recognise on our own work. This is why one day we might think that we’re invincible, second, that we’re the worst.
Let this change of emotions be our reminder that we’re on the right track.