Carve Up

When you finish with a project, destroy it.

Okay, don’t annihilate it. Don’t remove it from existence and erase it from history. I just mean that you should take a copy and break it down. Carve it up. Look at the parts.

Not only are those parts potentially helpful as starting points or components in future projects, but if rearranged the right way, they might be an entirely new project – already done!

Any finished work isn’t just the components, but the arrangement thereof. So if your components are good, there’s a good chance that other arrangements will produce something of value, too.

So don’t always go on to a new blank page. Carve up what you’ve already finished a little, first.

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