A quote that’ll mean far less to those that aren’t Iron Man fans, but I don’t trust those people anyway.
You start with something pure. Something exciting. Then come the mistakes, the compromises. We create our own demons. – Tony Stark
This sums up many projects fairly well. We never look at a project and think of all the glorious ways we can fuck it up. We start with a clean slate, full of potential and excitement. Somewhere in the midst of a committee, however, things start to fall apart. Those with vision defer to those with volume. Those with reason are drowned out by those with money. Before long, potential fades away.
It’s late/early, and I’m tired, so I’m not going to tie this one up with a pretty bow. But if you have a vision, if you have a goal, don’t be deterred by negative influences and easier ways to get things done. Keep your focus and your dream alive within yourself, and get shit done.