Ira Glass on realizing creative vision: do the work


The only way to close the gap between what attracted you to painting - or storytelling - or writing - or sculpting - or any creative venture at all, is to fight your way past the first inevitable disappointments.

It will be hard. There are no guarantees. But it's only by doing a "volume of work" that the vision that drew you to that creative endeavor in the first place will have any chance of matching your ambition.