We’ve all have experienced it. Either in the past or right this moment. A light bulb goes on in your head and you decide to pursue something you love. You automatically think that if you throw yourself at it, devoting all your time at it, that the pieces will come together and that you’ll end up becoming some sort of King with a lot of followers, fans, money and a new life. That you’ll feel invincible and become happier. You know you have good Taste, so whatever you do is going to come out just perfectly. well, all I have to say is that’s wonderful! When I say wonderful, what I mean is its great to have ambition. To wake up every morning feeling excited to dive into the field of work you love and to be solely focused on it, to think positively that your going to succeed without any chance of turning back and to have faith the entire time; well that’s wonderful. Yet, what so many beginners come to realize down the line, is that making it come out perfectly takes time. Not only that, but that for the first few stages what you do is not going to be that good. That most likely It’s going to turn out average and whats even more noticeable is that you’ll know It’s not going to be your best work and you just have to.. fight your way through that! Here’s what I mean!
I watched a video that one of my professors assigned for one of my Journalism courses. I thought I would go into It just thinking that it would be yet another assignment I would have to accomplish and then absorb the information; having to get something out of it. Well, I did. I have to say It was possibly one of the greatest and truest things that I needed to hear in my life. It was a video from Ira Glass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ResTHKVxf4). He articulates himself in a way where everyone can relate to and apply in their own life. Its a wonderful reminder of how one can not achieve something so great without going through a phase of “bad taste”. You know what your doing is a “disappointment” to you. The work is not good. Glass states, ” A lot of people never get past that phase, and a lot of people at that point, they quit.” What I loved the most from the video, was when he said that everyone goes through that phase and that feeling is totally normal. It made me feel normal and that fearing something, is well, not worth it. Its going to get hard, like really hard, down the road but if you practice, and do a lot of work with whatever you adore, that its finally going to be as good as that ambition you had all along from the beginning. xoxo
Lovely link of a reminder of how everyone goes through this phase:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82TBs-e-GP4