I read a list of productivity hacks. One of them was to walk faster.
Bruce Lee teaches a young pupil in Enter the Dragon and points at the moon with his finger. The pupil is chastised for looking at the finger and ignoring the splendour of the moon.
We can get wrapped up in either the process or the destination.
As creatives, both the process and the destination are equally important.
Walk slowly and take in the journey. Walk slowly and get to the destination.
Be the tortoise. A steady word count wins the day.
You can be the hare, but what did you miss along the way?
Your audience is just as interested in the journey as the destination.
Show those sketches and early versions, as well as the finished painting.
Some musicians have been releasing demo versions of songs on their special edition albums for a while now. They get the importance of the journey as well as the destination.
Walking slowly is okay.