If you get down about your work, a little Lego guy has some advice.

Maybe you know how this goes:

You start out on a new project full of enthusiasm and ideas.


But at the end of a hard day's work, you look over your accomplishments with a growing sense of dismay.

And you become filled with disgust at the terrible gap between what you wanted to do and what you've actually done.

The pain can be profound.

A lot of people never make it past this point. Especially in a world constantly on the lookout for "young talent," the failure of a first (or even second, third, and fourth) attempt can be immensely discouraging.

But hold on. Here are three rules to stay out of that trap of "perfect on the first draft."

Rule #1: Be nice. Forgive yourself for your early work.

Rule #2: Don't rush. Do a little each day. Keep a timetable and stick to it.


Rule #3: Don't judge yourself. Just keep going.

Eventually, your talents just might catch up with your tastes.

Bottom line: You'll never know if you don't try.

Words of wisdom for creative people.

Living a simple and happy life, Chow Yun-fat plans to give his around $700 million fortune to charity, Hong Kong movie site Jayne Stars reported.

Chow Yun Fat was born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong, to a mother who was a cleaning lady and vegetable farmer, and a father who worked on a Shell Oil Company tanker. Chow grew up in a farming community, in a house with no electricity.

He would wake at dawn each morning to help his mother sell herbal jelly and Hakka tea-pudding on the streets; in the afternoons, he went to work in the fields.

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