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Ira Glass on Working Through the Suck

YouTube - Ira Glass on Storytelling #3

Video featuring terrific advice from This American Life’s Ira Glass on having the tenacity to get better at the creative work you’re passionate about — even through the times when you know what you’re making isn't as good as you'd like.

I admire Ira's courageousness in using himself as an example of how to do it wrong.

(Also, now that I’m aware of that tic where radio people punch every third word, I’m hearing it all the time.)

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Re: Ira Glass on Working Through the Suck

I'm always shocked when someone tells me they don't like This American Life. I've always thought Ira Glass was a really admirable guy. I can't tell you how many times I've sat in my driveway for twenty or thirty minutes to listen to the end of This American Life.

I'm hyper-self-critical and I've always thought that was a key to always improving. The other key is to pay attention to your progress and feel good about that. Even when you're not happy with where the level of your work is, feel good about where its going. Basically you should be critical of your work to help yourself improve, but proud of the improvement so you don't just get down on yourself all the time.





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