The elements of directing

Tetsuya Takahashi, Executive Director of Xenoblade X:

There are also some decisions that are not easy to make. Like when one person would be happy with a decision, but someone else would not. Facing such decisions where there is a trade-off is all part of creating something. Ultimately you have to rely on your intuition. I try to make decisions not only considering the immediate consequences, but also considering where [we’re] heading in the future.

When creating something original, a person needs to come forward and make hard decisions based on intuition when data says otherwise.