We rarely give ourselves credit for the progress we make. Apart from significant events like graduations, awards or published work, we rarely take notice. Mostly because it occurs gradually. We iterate, improve, develop and evolve countless times in many directions.

Like people who lose lots of weight over a couple of months. They don’t always notice because they see themselves every day and the incremental changes are barely noticeable. People who don’t see them often realise it right away.

Reworking some of your previous work is a great way to get feedback. You create the opportunity to contrast old work to your most current ability and discover the progress you have made.

Do yourself a favour and reflect on old work every once in a while. Not for a pat on the back, but as a reminder of where you come from and encouragement to keep going.

David Pennington

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