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Ira Glass


American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio show This American Life and the television program of the same name.
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Ira Glass
Progress' constant companion is nostalgia for the way things used to be.
Glass quotes
What nobody tells people who are beginners ó and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that 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, and itís just not that good. Itís trying to be good, it has potential, but itís 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 doesnít 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 itís 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 Iíve ever met. Itís gonna take awhile. Itís normal to take awhile. Youíve just gotta fight your way through.
Glass
Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap.




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