I have probably spoken about this before but it warrants repeating many more times.
It is one of my worst faults, that of creating as if I am on a time slot and not paying attention to some of the most important rules - measuring then re-measuring and keep re-measuring until a piece is done and even then re-measuring.
I don't care how good you are, measuring takes all doubt away.
Often when you are working on a piece you get so lost in tunnel vision you forget the entire piece and just focus on the eye or neck or antler that you are interested.
Recently one of my "who" people that I love dearly went down to see what I was working on and "kindly put" explained how I had two different animals going on in one body. (If you missed my blog about the "who" in your life go back and read "another great powerful read".)
I realized I had been so intent on getting my favorite part just so that I had neglected to continue to re-measure to give it a balanced look. Your eye is fickle when it comes to your work and convinces you all is well and all is perfect.
This goes back to what I have said about taking photo's of your progress (often photos make you admit something isn't right). Use your mirrors in the corner (one on one wall opposite another on the other wall) so you can see it in the round. Often just covering it each night can also spring the truth on you the next day.
This reminds me of the old saying "do what I say don't do what I do". Why do I hurry, who knows, I think our world rushes so therefore.....
WHY CREATE IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TEAR IT ALL DOWN AND START OVER AGAIN!