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Must-Read: Words of Wisdom from Ira Glass

2013 February 5

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You guys, another amazing Pinterest find.

I’m sorry, I just can’t help myself.

This one particularly resonated with me as I continue to reflect on this blog and writing in general and my “true” calling in life…all that good stuff that surfaces at the beginning of a new year for so many of us.

It’s encouraging in a weird, almost non-encouraging way that I think a lot of people need to hear.

We are all “creative types” in our own way, I think.

Take your time, keep at it, fight your way through. Don’t look at the clock or the calendar pages as they float by. Just stay focused on what you are doing and get better at it with practice and dedication.

Close the gap.

*image via here*

4 Responses leave one →
  1. February 5, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this. I rationally know a lot of work is needed before you can produce great results, but emotionally those stories of incredibly talented and born with that talent people are so much more enticing …though they lead to over-expectations and then (almost always) disappointment (too high standards). Sometimes I feel like an amateur stand up comedian who tries too hard and ends up being not funny on stage. But, in the words of Dory (finding nemo): “just keep swimming, just keep swimming”.

  2. February 5, 2013

    I notoriously give up on stuff because of the length of time and practice it takes to get to where I want to be long term. Thanks for sharing this pin, it’s one I haven’t seen!

  3. liz duncan permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I love this and I think it’s because I’ve been to the beginning stages and only the beginning stages. I’m the one who has quit after my talent doesn’t meet my taste, so it’s nice to see that those who have succeeded have once sucked too. The difference between us is, they kept going and progressed into a success. Very inspirational and I’m not on pinterest so pinterest-it-up!!

  4. February 8, 2013

    Oh my gosh, this hit home for me. I LOVE to write, but as someone who reads constantly and works in publishing, it’s so hard to write something that in my heart feels “amateur” in comparison. I love that we have to know that it is our taste we are comparing to, and that time and effort may help bridge that gap.

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