Creating work that is great requires you to treat your work as if it’s a museum.
In the New York Times bestselling book “Rework,” Jason Fried, who is a co-founder of 37signals, says,
“In order to create a great museum, you don’t just put all the art in the world into a single room. That’s a warehouse. What makes a museum great is the stuff that’s not on the walls. Someone says no. A curator is involved, making conscious decisions about what should stay and what should go. There’s an editing process. There’s a lot more stuff off the walls than on the walls. The best is a sub-sub-subset of all the possibilities.”
In the art world, gallery owners are admired for their ability to gather and present what is the best of the best collections of art. This is exactly how you should treat your work as well.