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Pressing Through the Creativity Gap

July 10, 2008

Kevin Cawley posts on really helpful advice from Ira Glass regarding obstacles to creativity and excellence in honing our craft. He explores the creativity gap between our “tastes” and “product” and how to move from mediocre to creative excellence.

  1. Do a significant volume of work, even if it doesn’t pay.
  2. Creative excellence takes time.
  3. Give yourself the space and time to move from mediocre work to meet your higher tastes.
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  1. July 11, 2008 12:10 pm

    Great post, and timely for me. I think it’s difficult for artists who are both perfectionists and creative to work through this. Interesting how the excellence is there, but so many little victories need to be made to reach it…

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