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This Advice By Ira Glass Will Inspire You To Pursue Your Creative Career

Powerful words by the This American Life presenter.

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Think you're not good enough? Watch this.

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The words are from This American Life presenter Ira Glass, adapted from an interview he did with Public Radio International.

"I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills. Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview - use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve."

Ira's words are convincing - he makes the point that a lot of people who have a creative career find that their work isn't good and then quit.

And that what matters is persistence over a number of years to develop the right skills.

<3 you Ira Glass.