“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…It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass
Part of my interest in interviewing people for this blog is my own personal interest in hearing about, learning from and sharing other people’s stories. I love storytelling and how can you love storytelling and not love Ira Glass? This interview with him resonated with me as a quick and concise reminder that when you embark on a creative journey, it takes time, patience, repetition and a lot of hard work. Similar concept to Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hours rule in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success. Do you believe that persistence and perseverance pay off in the long run?