An ugly kid

It’s interesting when you see some mothers talking about their children. They usually say, my kid is the most beautiful in the world. It’s not false, they actually think that.
Some cognitive biases affirm that, when we think about our creations, and people or things we’re familiar with, we’re biased and we do think they are better– we just love them. That’s why we think our creations are the best in the world.
When you want to sell something, usually you overprice your stuff because you think it worth a lot (Dan Ariely talks about this in his book Predictably Irrational.) However, when the buyer sees what she’s going to acquire through her own eyes, she thinks it doesn’t worth that much.
It’s inevitable to avoid this kind of bias. In one way or another, we end up loving our own creations.
The key is to know when we are blinding ourselves and can’t recognize the bad stuff. The key is to recognize when you have an ugly kid.
Maybe your ideas or products are not as cool as you think they are.
A former boss of mine always said that, ideas aren’t our children, be opened to new ways.
Take this example to apply it to ideas, businesses, careers, and even life.
Just because it’s your creation (or you’re familiar with it for that matter) doesn’t mean that it’s the best one.
Recognizing ugly kids can be hard, but that’s the way to excel.