May 17, 2023 10:51 PM
- The Ira Glass Quote: Ira Glass proposed that there's a gap between our taste for quality and our initial abilities. Over time, we can improve to meet our own high standards, but this often involves frustration with our early work.
- Robin Tran's Perspective: Comedian Robin Tran has a different outlook. She finds humor in her own jokes, good or bad. Enjoying the process of crafting her work, rather than focusing on the gap between her current abilities and her desired excellence, drives her.
- Frustration is Optional: Improving in a craft is a given, but feeling frustrated is not necessary. The choice exists to enjoy the journey, even during the phase of imperfect first drafts.
- Self-Amusement and Happiness: We can opt for enjoyment and amusement during the process of writing, even when the drafts aren't perfect. This is not trivializing the effort, but instead presenting a choice in how we approach the journey.