4. Feedback Loops
Think of your music production as a system.
Every system has inputs, processing and outputs. The inputs are usually actions and the outputs are results.
With music production you can see the time and effort you put in and the actions you take as inputs. One of the outputs is of course the finished track. It would be the only output if you didn't release your tracks or at the very least played them for other people.
Once you release your tracks the system produces another output. That's the feedback you get from others.
Remember, you cannot tell if your music is good or not. That's not for you to decide and it's plain impossible as you're in the production bubble. It's not your job either.
This is another reason why finishing tracks is important. You can ship them and get feedback.
This means you can take the feedback you get and loop it back into the system as an input.
Let's say, for example, you produce a track you're real excited about. When you do so you quickly realise from the poor response that whatever you did didn't work too well. So, now you know and you can adjust your production strategy and techniques for the next project. Without this feedback you'd be none the wiser.