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Fighting Your Way Through

“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. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
― Ira Glass


2 Responses to “Fighting Your Way Through”

  1. This quote hits home, not just for myself, I’m sure it strikes a chord with a lot of creative people … A lot.

    You just have this nagging desire to do something, anything (though you know that it will not be just any old thing) and have your work be respected.

    You just have to push on and consistently create it may not be exactly great all the time. In your own eyes you may see the subtle fluctuations though as a whole body of work there will be greatness!

    Posted by LSJR | March 12, 2015, 11:50 am
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