I’m sure, it already happens to you. You stumble upon a piece of work, you stare a few sec at it and you think: ‘’I could have done it too’’. It’s a protective reflex, a kind of hack we use to feel reassured about our capacities or a way to console ourself for all the things we never had the courage to start and achieve. It’s easy to comment and overlook someone’s work until we realise what it takes to make it happen. As Tobias van Schneider sums it up: ‘’Execution is what counts’’ in the end. The next time you think you could have done something ask yourself one simple question: ‘’Why didn’t I do it?’’ and work on the reasons. Is it because I have a lack of skills, a lack of gut, a lack of focus, … ? But, maybe the best way to have the answer is to try and do it.
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