Taste/Talent Gap

Ira Glass states that all of us who do creative work . . . we get into it because we have good taste. But it’s like there’s a gap—that for the first couple years that you are making stuff, what you are making isn’t so good. It’s really not that great. It’s trying to be good; it has ambitions to be good, but it’s not quite that good. But your taste—the thing that got you into the game—is still killer, and your taste is good enough that you can tell that what you are making is kind of a disappointment to you.

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