However, it’s also one of the most rewarding processes I’ve ever undergone. I’ve realized that when I judge things solely by my own standards, I become privy to mistaking mediocrity with adequacy. I accept my work as it is, rather than what it could be. Indeed, I am laudably human in my laziness. Under Bossman’s all-perceiving scrutiny, I’ve had to not only scrap whole ideas, but also backtrack twenty times to make the smallest fixes.
Me (presenting work): What do you think? I made all the fixes you asked for yesterday.
Boss (looking at something he hadn’t mentioned yesterday): Don’t you think that the text is a little too small?
Me (whining professionally): Why didn’t you mention that earlier? Now I have to resize everything.
Boss (continuing): Actually this whole infographic’s logic is off…
Me (putting head against table): … what do you mean?