What Nobody Tells Beginners

I always watch this video when I need a little boost of encouragement and inspiration. It's a video of American radio personality Ira Glass talking about the journey of a creative person. Here's a quote from the video:

"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."

Please watch the whole video, it's so amazing. It's really helped me on my own creative journey and I'm sure you will get amazing value out of this too.


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.
— Ira Glass