Ira Glass on Storytelling & Doing the Work

Sometimes I hate facebook. As an artist, I know that I need  it, especially as my industry is constantly  in flux. It's a love-hate relationship.  But that's another post for another time.

Anyways, I woke up this morning, logged on to the Book of Faces for my daily devotional of social media overwhelm and found this gem of a video below... 

[Source audio is from this very seminal video by]

I seem to remember having this exact conversation with a couple of my students last week.  When you're a beginning adult cellist, your ears have decades  of experience while your fingers and muscles have weeks  of experience. Doing the work to make that difference even out, even just a little bit, is sooooooooo hard.  

But do it. It's possible to give up on yourself. But it's also possible to successfully push through this. Both can be done. It is  possible to be a success, if it weren't then I wouldn't be teaching, at all.

So don't give up on yourself. Okay? Good. I'm glad we had this talk. ;-)