Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough

  • This quote stems from philosopher Alain de Botton.
  • To be embarrassed you need to have learned how to do things better, meaning you have likely grown as a person or craftsman. Looking at embarrassment through this lens makes it a lot easier to deal with, as we can see the positive aspect that lead us to this feeling instead of the negative emotions.
  • Also, it takes aware the uncertainty/fear if we will be embarrassed by this later. Chances are, we will be, so we stop worrying about this aspect and get on with creating.