"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."
Couldn’t have said it better. I’ve totally posted this before (see below for what I wrote round one) but I saw this man speak four days ago and I’m still on a high. He’s seriously mastered the art of storytelling.
Despite the dizzying animated type in this video, the message found in its words is worth lending an ear to. Ira Glass shouldn’t need an introduction, but for those who are unaware, Glass is the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life.