- The new craft.
- The improving skillset
- The indistinguishable differences between each iteration
- The next revolution.
That’s the order of how a craft evolves.
First, it’s new. We’re low skill. It’s sloppy, or lacking.
Then, it’s getting better. We’re polishing it more. It’s starting to be something marketable.
Next, we’ve mastered it. The differences each time we make the same thing, it comes out exactly as the last.
Finally, it’s time for revolution. Time to expand our abilities and do something different while keeping what we’ve gained in the mix.
People doing important work follow this cycle and it may happen dozens of times in the journey of their lives.