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As I’m working my way through more features that I want to implement on this site I sometimes run into themes and plugins that don’t work the way I want them to. At times like that, I really really really want to just throw it away and write something that is exactly what I want.
The problem is, there is usually a learning curve that would take even longer!
When I reach that point, I remember something that Steven K. Scott said about another Steven, in this case Steven Spielberg. Paraphrasing, what he said was the Jurassic Park was a really good movie because Spielberg couldn’t make a decent dinosaur model. There were also a lot of other things that Spielberg couldn’t do.
Instead of working hard and toiling for many years to learn how to do everything he needed to do to make a movie (which would at best have been mediocre), Spielberg stayed with his strengths, storytelling and visualizing, and then he found the greatest masters of all the various skills that were needed and together, everyone working to their strengths, they created a landmark, memorable movie.