“You want to separate the creative process of seeing that the geometry is there for a fork from the editing process of analyzing whether the fork can be made profitable.” – Ward Farnsworth1

I think this quote can be distilled into a more broadly applicable form:

You want to separate the creative process of ideation from the editing process of analyzing whether or not an idea is possible.

Too often I’ve found myself shooting down ideas before they have been given a fair chance to take root and develop. I need to work on this.