I have a confession: I am a public radio addict. It started a few months ago when a friend sent me a link to a show he thought I might like, and since then it’s spiraled a little bit out of control. I’ve subscribed to dozens of podcasts and my radio dial has barely moved from my local public radio station. The reason I’m telling you this is because I stumbled across a video a few weeks ago that I would like to share. It’s Ira Glass, the radio host of This American Life, talking about the creative process and the kind of effort required to be successful. It’s part of a series he did about storytelling, and although he’s talking specifically about radio and video stories, I find what he says to be applicable to almost anything. Also, it’s one of the most motivating pieces of advice I’ve heard.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.