Read Your Manual:
A great producer can get what's in his head (or the artists head) out into reality. If you don’t know how to work your equipment fully, how can you fully explore your sound?
Don’t try to do too much too fast:
Learn one or two things in detail and then build off from there. A lot of times we tend to try and do too much before we are good at one thing and in turn we are good at nothing.
Sometimes to make great songs you have to cut the dead weight ASAP:
Stop holding onto useless parts of your music or areas that you know doesn't work with a song but sounds good alone. If you are making a song and this doesn't work....scrap it. Don’t try to force the music together. It’s the quickest way to ruin a good idea.
There are literally thousands of ways to sound good:
The key is crafting your talent to a level where you can explore and release all the energy and sounds around you. There is nothing worse than having an idea or song in your head and not being able to release it. Singing the melody or hook over and over in your head gets old fast.
Done right, it doesn't feel like you wrote the song at all:
Stop over-thinking it. It's there inside you. All that needs to be done is to let it out and capture the emotion you feel on tape. You know what feels right and you know when you are in the groove. Try using this nonchalant approach to writing next time. There is no pressure. That just creates stress.