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Step 8: Don’t Let Others Discourage You

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Image from my Skype chat with Nikodem, showing off his homemade 3D printed ukulele!

If you could give any advice to someone with similar interests as yourself, but who is 5 to 10 years younger, what would it be?

I would say do whatever you want as long as it a creative work, don’t waste time for computer games and watching TV. Developing creativity is in my opinion crucial to be a good maker.
Remember that healthy body, healthy mind so do a lot of sports, take a break from your project from time to time, that way you will be able to look at them from a different perspective and resolve problems faster.
And the most important thing don’t let others discourage you. Sure your first project wouldn’t be as great as you wish but you will get better with every project and after some time you will start to build amazing things.
There is a saying: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” I think that’s true for any kind of creative work, you just have to do your best for long enough to master it without taking care of what others think and then you win.

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A very special thanks to Nikodem for taking the time to visit with me, and for his willingness to share his talents with the Instructables community!!

If you'd like to comment or ask questions to Nikodem, be sure to hit him up directly via direct message or through the comment section on any of his his projects! : )

Dirte4UA4 months ago
Love what you are doing! Keep it up.