The video below contains some tremendous advice from This American Life's Ira Glass. Essentially, Glass encourages creative professionals to persevere in their creative endeavors even when they know that the quality of their work isn't up to their own standards. The same advice could be applied to any profession or any endeavor we are passionate about. That is, if something is worth being done, it is worth being done poorly. Where the test comes is whether or not we're willing to continue doing it poorly until we find a way to do it well.