You’ll suck at what you do, for a long time, but…

[First posted at RamblingLibrarian, 18 Mar 2007]

Who’s Ira Glass? Nevermind. Watch this video first (hat-tip to David Silver). David wrote that it’s “five minutes and nineteen seconds of smart advice“.

I’ve transcribed the parts which I felt was the essence of the video (read this post). My personal take-away: We’ll suck at what we do, probably for a long time. But that’s no excuse to not try, and try again. There’s no short-cut getting from here to good.