That's the best way that I can describe what is presented in the following video.
Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.
This really struck home for me. What Ira Glass had to say applies to all sorts of creative endeavors. The part that particularly hit home with me is my recetn experience with the building of my coamings and hatch for the skin-on-frame kayak I'm building. I'm not totally happy with my results. They are my third go-around with building them, but they are OK - finally. You can think about things and read about things, but until you start doing them, you won't get better at them to the point where you will satisfy yourself and your sense of what personal idea of perfection is.
I tell my students as we're applying fiberglass and epoxy to their canoes - half jokingly - that they'll be really good at it after their fourth or fifth canoe. There is some truth to the matter because without practice, you'll never get better whether you write, play music, a sport, create art or create beautiful boats. So, don't be disappointed with whatever you produce and remember it is all a part of the process of getting better at what you want to do!