Ira Glass is the host of the popular public radio show, “This American Life.” He did an interview about storytelling, and in this segment, he talks about the importance of doing a lot of work. You see, when we start out in this creative business, we have a certain level of taste. We know what’s good and what’s not. And the problem arises when we can see that the quality of work we are able to output is not up to snuff with what we know to be the level we want to achieve. In order to get past that sense and not give up, you have to just pour out a lot of work.
Questions to ponder:
- How often are you practicing your craft?
- If you’re a filmmaker, are you making films even when you’re not being hired? (I need to get better at this myself)
- How close are you to reaching your 10,000 hours required to become an “expert”?
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