Making great products is about the Content (Value), not the Process (Lifecycle).
There is no one way to produce a paper, and no perfect writing process. But most people conduct at least some planning, drafting, revising, and proofreading when they tackle a writing assignment.
Life is process – accepting is understanding – no need for wrong or right, everything is balanced.
“The most important thing for me is to understand. For me, writing is part of this process of understanding. Writing is an integral part of the process of understanding. If I had a really good memory and I was able to retain all my thoughts I doubt I’d have written anything at all.” ~ Hannah Arendt
I accept some things out of ignorance and I understand some things I might have taken for granted. The only path that is clear is my acceptance of what is true in my experience, until I face that inconsistency ignored which will inevitably be pointed out, I accept that I encounter opportunities for fresh learning based on direct experience. What I understand I accept. Einstein reminded us that in order to explain something simply, one has to understand it well enough.
My challenge is explaining ideas simply enough and writing helps me refine and establish a framework to relate this understanding to others. Shockingly we rely on structures and models we blindly “accept” without “understanding” it. Acceptance is derived from understanding in my experience and accepting blindly is disastrously dangerous but unavoidable. Carl Jung mentioned that the “path of goodness” leads to enlightenment but not for reasons you might think. Our agreements tie us up in ignorance when blind to the underlying truth of reality. I want to understand what the foundation of my perceived reality is built on, whether rock or sand – and change my perception to align with the truth.
The creative process is not just iterative; it’s also recursive. It plays out “in the large” and “in the small”—in defining the broadest goals and concepts and refining the smallest details. It branches like a tree, and each choice has ramifications, which may not be known in advance. Recursion also suggests a procedure that “calls” or includes itself. Many engineers define the design process as a recursive function: discover > define > design > develop > deploy
The creative process involves many conversations—about goals and actions to achieve them—conversations with co-creators and colleagues, conversations with oneself. The participants and their language, experience, and values affect the conversations.