Ira Glass on closing the gap between your ambition and your ability

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, offers some great advice in this five-minute video below.

He says it better — he is, after all, a professional storyteller — but the moral is that you start doing something because you appreciate that thing and those who do it well, but when you start out, your rookie ability will be nowhere near the skill level of those who inspired you.

You start making movies because you love movies? Great, but your first movie will very likely be terrible.

What’s the answer? Make more movies, because they will progressively be less terrible, and you can slowly close the gap between your aspiration and abilities.

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