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Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting

A great quote about making stuff happen:

I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now.
Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now.
Don’t wait.
Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better.
Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything.
Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from.
Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up.
Begin now.
Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.
Ira Glass

Planning a journey

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  1. “Be a fucking soldier about it” Spot on Ira!

  2. You speak the truth sir!



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