The art is in the edit

I write 750 words every day to get 100 good words.

A statue starts out as a hunky piece of rock.

A director shoots the same scene 6 times because there’s nothing worse than getting to the studio and not having enough footage.

My videos start out with 4-hours of raw footage before it’s cut down to 10-minutes.

It’s better to have too much footage than not enough. 

Your data science pipeline starts out as 1000 lines of code before you realise you can do the same thing in 200.

But those 200 beautifully refactored lines of code wouldn’t have come without the other 800.

Nor would the 90-minute Oscar winning film come without 100-hours of set time.

You have to do bad work (things which might not work) for the good to emerge.