This quote from Ira Glass, the host and producer of NPR’s This American Life, has been embraced by many in the creative fields. I’ve seen it pop up on a number of design and photography blogs I read for fun, but I think it’s just as relevant to those of us in the business world if you replace “good taste” with “vision.”
Your “creative work” probably has more to do with creative problem-solving than illustrating or novel writing, but the advice still applies to you as a new supervisor.
At the beginning you’re bound to make some mistakes, disappoint yourself and sometimes feel like you’re not good enough, but it’s part of the process. Just keep working on it and you’ll “close that gap.”
What are your favorite inspirational quotes?