Create a Volume of Work

May 9, 2012

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There’s this idea that plagues our culture where we want everything NOW. And for the most part, that can be accomplished. Instant gratification is alive and thriving. We can share our most personal thoughts with the world with one click of a button – it can fly throughout all of our social mediums in an instant and people can comment, agree, disagree, like, retweet – whatever.

It’s this NOW, NOW mentality that we have to deal with when we work or be creative. We want to be successful right away, we want to be recognized for our contributions to society today not tomorrow. Most people want to be famous for not actually doing anything – look at some of these reality stars who have made that their …well, reality. Yet, sometimes we have to realize that most things actually take time to come to fruition. You don’t become a Pulitzer Prize winning writer overnight nor do most creative people find themselves happy with their work 100% of the time.

Here is a kinetic typography video of Ira Glass talking about story-telling and how important it is to create a volume of work. These are important words to hear and see when you’ve just about reached the end of your creative rope and think you should quit. Here’s the thing, most things do not come easily. You have to push through and have the drive and chutzpah to get what you want.

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