Archive for August 16, 2011

Ira Glass

I got nothing. I stole this from I-Hal via

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us
who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is
this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good.
It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the
thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your
work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most
people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We
know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go
through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase,
you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of
work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and
your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how
to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to
take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass

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