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“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
quote by Ira Glass - I need to remember this.
Ira Glass - "I wish someone told me." Oh, is this so true.
Words of wisdom from Ira Glass
I've loved this quote since I first saw it. So true. And I'm very much in the gap right now.
// born this way // #PynkNylon #SimonSays
Starting today, I need to forget what's gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next. #quote #inspiration
"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."
do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have. remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. epicurus
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Wednesday Words of Wisdom – October 23, 2013 | thesassylife
Start where you are.
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