Earlier this week, Serdar explored the difference between Making Something and Making It. The two aren’t necessarily connected, and an attempt to Make It can mean doing things that go against your talent, skills, ethics, and good taste. Doing something well and getting recognized aren’t always the same thing, but seeking the recognition can distort your efforts further.
In fact, I wanted to take up the torch (and perhaps the pitchfork) and cover something related to this that faces us in our careers and our lives: Making It and Making Something are not just different, they also represent different skillets – Three of them.
Yes. Three. Let me go on.