Are you Reading, Thinking or Doing?

We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And by listening to specific criticism from people who are already good at what you do. And by a dedication to getting better, even when it’s inconvenient and may not involve a handy bulleted list.
~ Merlin Mann, 43 Folders, on “Real Advice Hurts

How have my design tips been for you? Were they useful? Managed to apply it in your daily work yet? If so, have they helped or were they useful? If not what are you waiting for, do it baby yeah!
Via: Skellie’s Twit.

5 Comments
  • Raj

    December 10, 2008 at 12:29 pm Reply

    There have been numerous design tips which were available. If u’re talking about the universal tips like KISS and TIM TOADY…they’ve always worked. Apart from these, the tips i usually implement in my work and use are quite different. They come from several backgrounds of science, philosophy, cosmic theories, graphic design and lot more.
    to add to the above lines, the process of design and tips itself are more dynamic with the time.
    -Raj

  • Ava

    December 11, 2008 at 8:50 pm Reply

    I’m still a design student, but your tips have been the most useful to me!! some I’ve managed to apply in my work, some where one of those “good to know” things, but I guess those later on can be very useful..so I’m very grateful here!!

  • Bruno Torres Boeger

    December 14, 2008 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Well man, the one which did helped me most was about design carrer. I don

  • js

    December 15, 2008 at 1:54 pm Reply

    People pay big bucks for insights and tips you offer DT.
    I just wish I knew about this website earlier when I was in uni back then.
    Design students will be much more ‘equiped’ learning from experienced designers who has successful products under their belt.
    You are inspirational mate!

  • DT

    December 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm Reply

    @js: Thanks so much for your kind comments, I am very happy to hear that you find my site useful. Please do spread the word to your design friends?
    @bruno thanks for taking the time to comment, please do keep in touch. I think that is the secret in a Design profession, do not lose sight that we should love what we do. The moment we dont, we should take some time off.
    @ava: best of luck in your budding career!
    @raj: I agree the best help sometimes come from outside of design!

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