You can’t get uphill by walking downhill.
Do good cartography.
If you’ve done bad cartography in the past, made some mistakes, used low-resolution datasets at high zooms, forgotten to change the font from Arial to something more engaging, employed a pastel fruit color scheme, put a north arrow on an Albers Equal Area map, provided too small of a gutter when tiling and some labels got cut off, failed to normalize the choropleth, or used solid lines for disputed territories, take heed:
My cat is sad because he can see into your past, is aware of your mistakes, and thinks you are too hard on yourself. pic.twitter.com/LsBWL2rCFv
— WHY MY CAT IS SAD (@MYSADCAT) May 20, 2014