You have to get good before you get better

Two Shorts: Get good then get better, Kevin Yien's OKR template

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Here’s something I’ve been thinking about lately: the way you become great at something is different from the way you get good at it.

When I was a freshman in college I began to get good at building things by focusing on process. A few friends and I did one hack project every weekend. We picked anything we could build and ship in a weekend.

Most of the stuff we built didn’t work. But we learned a ton. And we did build one thing that went viral.

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