I'm a big fan of this Ernest Hemingway quote.
It's weirdly reassuring to know that no matter how famous or successful someone is, they put out crap in the beginning, just like us.
We all have hard drives filled with early work that will never see the light of day, and you know what? That's completely OK.
In fact, it's a right of passage that all "creatives" go through.
What I wonder is what would happen if you decided to share that crap?
For all of the perfectionists out there, this might seem crazy. After all, why the hell would you want to share something before it's "ready?"
Because the sooner you start sharing your work, the sooner you will meet others who actually give a damn. They will become your biggest advocates while also helping you improve.
Remember, you will always be your own harshest critic.