What 50 Pounds of Pottery Can Teach Us About Success
Written by Calvin Sun
There’s a great anecdote from the book, “Art and Fear“, that illustrates the importance of focusing on quantity. The premise of the story is that on the first day of class, a ceramics teacher divides his students into two groups.
All the students on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, and all those on the right solely on quality. The grading rubric was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in a scale and weigh the work of the “quantity”