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Let’s say an experienced chef asks you to prepare a hamburger for them. To make a point, I’ll take just two possible predictions of your behavior: trying your best to impress them, and doing everything quick and dirty just to get by. I’ll assume you care about what you’re doing and you want to get better at it.

By trying your best, you need to be prepared to receive critique that’s very, very helpful. It will hurt very, very badly too. The pain is less if your expectation is right.

Going for the quick and dirty way is a signal that you gave up on your skills before trying. It might signal that perhaps you want to jump to the critique as soon as possible — it’s more like “please teach me cause I know nothing.” The critique won’t hurt as much.

Last edited on Sep 24, 2019