Monday, August 8, 2011

I looked Monday straight in the eye and said, 'Bring. It.'

I'm going on vacay for a bit. I'll be posting. Maybe. Not sure. The family usually hates me when I do this on vacations. It interrupts the getting-to-re-know you aspect of the sport of hanging out together. I'm sure I will be Instagramming the whole way through so please follow along over there if you're a voyeur (like myself).

I thought I'd leave you with this nugget from one of my favorite people I've never met. I give you, Ira Glass (who is one of the few radio personalities who looks exactly how I'd imagine) ......



"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


via -FRRRESH AIR

14 comments:

krista said...

you have NO IDEA how much i needed to read this today. thank you.
(and, seriously, he looks exactly like his voice, doesn't he?)

Linda Merrill said...

Love Ira Glass! Have a wonderful vacation!

pamwares said...

have a fun little vacation!

PS - I love Ira Glass. He is so cute. Men with glasses get me every time.

Mary-Fragrance Oil Warmers said...

Great insight!!! Enjoy your vacation

Richie Designs said...

I LOVE that quote

Pigtown-Design said...

ya know... ira's from baltimore.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Perfectly brilliant.
I need to read this everyday.

songfang said...

Have a good vocation!Nice blog!

Punctuation Mark said...

great post... we all need a little encouragement from those who are at the top of their games!

katiedid said...

Exactly how old does one have to get to "get there?" Maybe one never does. But I'm still trying.

Chic Coles said...

This is priceless.Passing on to girls.Thank you it makes it better.

kathi said...

This speaks to my life...........this is exactly what I tell people when they ask me how I do what I do. (not in those exact words) but you just do it and keep doing it.......don't stop for the rest of your life.
Kathi

Shannon said...

this is awesome and exactly what i needed on this monday. thank you!

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