Are you satisfied with your creative achievements? If you were to draw a curve of how you gain your creative skills and knowledge what would it look like and where’s the point you think you are in right now? All of you who are doing creative work have to be aware that your work is never complete, however skilled you are, there will always be fields for improvement. And if you’re just past the moment of naïve confidence and you begin to realize who much work’s still ahead, that’s especially the time to work harder.
For all of you creatives here’s a great motivational video called ‘The Gap’ put together by Daniel Sax. It’s based on, and uses the voice of Ira Glass during an interview on storytelling (though it applies to other fields just as well), where he mentions the gap between what you’re achieving in your work and what your taste tells your it should be like. That gap is for you to close.
Without further ado, here’s the video:
As mentioned, the speech comes from interview with Ira Glass, which can be found on YouTube here (other parts also available).