reality check

a.k.a. RC -or- reality-based perspective

The concept of taking a step back from a creative project in order to look at it from an objective point of view and to see if it makes sense to anyone else and if there are any practical applications for it in the real world.

For example, when you get really excited or overly involved in something of your own creation, it is easy to get caught up in the bevy of ideas swirling around in your head or to get so carried away with excitement and ambition that you can hardly see straight-and that's when it's time for an RC.

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