Not Bad ... Potential!
As I talked with Chester Ehrig from KSQ Architects in Tulsa about my ideas on the work I wanted to pursue, he mentioned that he had on staff a great 3D artist and animator. So I asked to be introduced — at least by form of portfolio.
My words were actually this. "Would you mind if I sent you a link to my portfolio work, and maybe he can tell me how bad it is?"
He promptly reminded me "BAD? Potential!" as he laughed. "Does your work have potential?"
I begrudgingly agreed, because isn't that what humility is? Constantly putting your work down because you think it sucks?
I have had some time to think about this since my chat with Chester. I think humility is knowing that you still have room to improve. Knowing that your work has potential to be better.
Boy, do I have room to improve. But maybe I also have potential, as well.