Today is your prototype for tomorrow

‘Today is your prototype for tomorrow’ is a thought that keeps knocking around my head lately.

This is a rephrase of a quote attributed to Tim Brown (IDEO) by Tom and David Kelley, in their book I just finished reading called Creative Confidence.

For me it a couple of meanings. You can think about what you want to achieve — whether it’s a short-term thing for work, or a life-long goal — and see that you must take a step today to take you toward that achievement in the future. It can also be an encouragement: whatever it is that you’re working on, you don’t have to get it right today. You don’t have to make it perfect now. It’s just one of many iterations toward where you ultimately want to take it.