When you’re writing an article, recording a song, or making a video it’s hard to take a fresh look at your work and realize how it really came out. That’s because you’ve been drowning in it for a long period of time.
That’s why I came up with the “morning after” test. You have to leave the project untouched for a day, and forget about it. Next morning, you have to wake up early, around 7:30 (no matter how little sleep that leaves you) - and read/listen/watch your creation.
Passing the “morning after” test means that you at least felt indifferent when experiencing it. However, when the morning condition contributes enough for you to experience disgust towards your work - that’s a fail.