Getting Good at Anything

The secret to how to get good at good at anything.

The key to getting good at anything is to start by being bad at it. For anyone who has high-standards, this is really difficult because you’re producing something that you are not happy with. That’s exactly the point. You know it’s not good enough, you know it should be better but your skills don’t match your expectations.

This is when many people give up and this is the opportunity for those that push through.

For the first couple 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… 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

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