Jesse Thorn on Making Your Thing
If you’re talentless or lazy, none of this will work. If you’re talentless and lazy, you’re particularly out of luck.
[…} Mostly, you just need to care, and try. You need to make something, and then make it again, a little better. You need to look around for money. You need to reach your hand out to meet someone when it would be easier to keep to yourself. You need to make something for you when it would be easier just do what someone else tells you to. All of these things are hard, but none of them require anything more than gumption. Which I bet you have.”