Melissa makes a fool of herself! In this episode I riff on two stories of somewhat humbling recent experiences that have everything to do with the gap we always feel between what we’re capable of, and what we want to create. And the secret to getting from the former to the latter.
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I had two uncomfortable experiences almost back to back in the past week, which got me thinking about making crap.
In the first case, I riff on how
hard impossible it is to judge your creative work accurately when you’re in the middle of it.
In the second case, I riff on a fundamental truth about creative output that nobody wants to think about: Nobody wants to make crap, but you need crap to fertilize the good stuff.
It all has to do with being a beginner, the gap between where you want to be and where you are (always!), making a fool of yourself, and performing improv. Looping gets involved, too.
Have a listen, and let me know what you think!
Resources Mentioned in this Episode
Ira Glass’s talk on the gap:
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