Best piece of advice I’ve stumbled upon concerning art and creative work.
“For the first couple of years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this…the most important thing you can do is: do a lot of work… It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.” - Ira Glass